A Place to Lie (Paperback)
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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 22/08/2019
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There’s something of the tenterhooks tension of a Daphne du Maurier to Rebecca Griffith’s dreamy and disturbing domestic thriller. In the summer of 1990, sisters Caroline and Joanna are sent to stay with their aunt Dora in the cloistered environs of the Forest of Dean. But their bucolic idyll is shattered by the discovery of a body, deep in the woods. Griffiths has a superb handle on her characters and their twisting motivations, spinning out a story of memory and long-term consequence that grips from cover to cover.

Our Welsh Book of the Month for September 2019

In a dark, dark wood

In Summer 1990, Caroline and Joanna are sent to stay with their great aunt, Dora, to spend their holidays in a sunlit village near the Forest of Dean. The countryside is a welcome change from the trauma they know back home in the city; a chance to make the world a joyful playground again. But in the shadowy woods at the edge of the forest hide secrets that will bring their innocence to a distressing end and make this a summer they will never forget.

There was a dark, dark house

Years later, a shocking act of violence sends Joanna back to Witchwood. In her great aunt's lonely and dilapidating cottage, she will attempt to unearth the secrets of that terrifying summer and come to terms with the haunting effects it has left on her life. But in her quest to find answers, who can she trust? And will she be able to survive the impending danger from those trying to bury the truth?

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751562019
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'An increasingly tense narrative with stylish writing that keeps her a cut above most of her rivals' - The Guardian 

'Truly chilling' - Woman

'Tense, intriguing, with a satisfying twist' - The Western Mail

'Eerie and tense' - The Morning Star

'Superbly evokes the brooding beauty of the countryside and the menace that can lurk behind its hedges... Twisty, atmospheric and elegantly written, it has echoes of Daphne du Maurier with its shivering paranoia, fear and dread, and introduces an exciting new name to "domestic noir" '- The Daily Mail

'Gripping' - Hello

'Creepy' - Heat

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“A gripping read from start to finish”

This book opens with a scene that grips from the first page and holds you until the last and shocking twist that I didn't see coming. This is so much more than a thriller and I had to share how much I loved the... More

Paperback edition
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“A gripping thriller with a strong narrative and a great sense of place”

A Place to Lie is a gripping thriller with a strong narrative and a great sense of place. It follows the stories of two sisters Joanna and Caroline and how secrets from their past are now creating a dangerous... More

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“A thrilling read! Highly recommend!”

Found this in my local Waterstones and read it in one sitting - great stuff. Highly recommend.

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