A Place to Lie (Paperback)Rebecca Griffiths (author)
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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
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 18 mm
'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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