Fyneshade (Hardback)Kate Griffin (author)
Perfect reading for fans of Laura Purcell and Michelle Paver, Griffin's darkly delicious gothic melodrama finds Marta take up a position as governess at the eponymous crumbling mansion filled with sinister figures harbouring murderous secrets.
Many would find much to fear in Fyneshade's dark and crumbling corridors, its unseen master and silent servants. But not I. For they have far more to fear from me...
On the day of her beloved grandmother's funeral, Marta discovers that she is to become governess to the young daughter of Sir William Pritchard. Separated from her lover and discarded by her family, Marta has no choice but to journey to Pritchard's ancient and crumbling house, Fyneshade, in the wilds of Derbyshire.
All is not well at Fyneshade. Marta's pupil, little Grace, can be taught nothing, and Marta takes no comfort from the silent servants who will not meet her eye. More intriguing is that Sir William is mysteriously absent, and his son and heir Vaughan is forbidden to enter the house. Marta finds herself drawn to Vaughan, despite the warnings of the housekeeper that he is a danger to all around him. But Marta is no innocent to be preyed upon.
Guided by the dark gift taught to her by her grandmother, she has made her own plans. And it will take more than a family riven by murderous secrets to stop her...
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 38 mm
'A highly original work of dark gothic brilliance. In a house with monstrous secrets, Marta is a heroine like no other. She will steal your heart, believe me. A story so inventive and exciting, I simply couldn't wait for the next page' - Janice Hallett
'Dark, heady and bold, Fyneshade is a seductive treat, with a protagonist who is both wicked and irresistible. I was entranced from the first page to the last' - Antonia Hodgson
'With a satisfyingly dark anti-hero at its core Fyneshade makes for compelling storytelling and proves Katie Griffin's a new standout voice in gothic fiction' - Susan Stokes-Chapman
'A tour de force! I thoroughly enjoyed this darkest of dark tales with its canny and complicated heroine, and a final twist that made me gasp out loud. Gloriously wicked' - Rosie Andrews
'A darkly delicious joy of a historical gothic novel. Mature and accomplished storytelling that's utterly compelling. I loved it' - Essie Fox
'A dark and sophisticated gothic novel of the governess tale with a twist. Marta is the anti-heroine you won't help rooting for' - Laure Van Rensburg
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