Mirrorland (Hardback)Carole Johnstone (author)
A stunningly constructed and thrillingly atmospheric Edinburgh-set mystery, Mirrorland tells a chilling story of two sisters, a deeply buried past and the dangerous power of make-believe.
The most dangerous stories are the ones we tell ourselves...
No. 36 Westeryk Road: an imposing flat-stone house on the outskirts of Edinburgh. A place of curving shadows and crumbling grandeur. But it's what lies under the house that is extraordinary - Mirrorland. A vivid make-believe world that twin sisters Cat and El created as children. A place of escape, but from what?
Now in her thirties, Cat has turned her back on her past. But when she receives news that one sunny morning, El left harbour in her sailboat and never came back, she is forced to return to Westeryk Road; to re-enter a forgotten world of lies, betrayal and danger.
Because El had a plan. She's left behind a treasure hunt that will unearth long-buried secrets. And to discover the truth, Cat must first confront the reality of her childhood - a childhood that wasn't nearly as idyllic as she remembers...
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 610 g
Dimensions: 227 x 159 x 37 mm
‘I loved Mirrorland. It’s dark and devious, a neo-gothic featuring twin sisters and a deeply frightening old dark house. Beautifully written and plotted with a watchmaker’s precision’ STEPHEN KING ‘A dark, twisty and richly atmospheric exploration of the power of imagination’ RUTH WARE ‘Past and present collide in this vivid, ingenious and totally absorbing thriller. An amazing debut’ T.M. LOGAN, author of The Holiday and The Catch ‘An intricate, brilliant puzzle of a novel… Gone Girl meets Rebecca. Atmospheric, tightly plotted and utterly gripping, a must read for fans of Ruth Ware and Gillian Flynn' SARAH PINBOROUGH ‘An addictive slice of Gothic’ i paper ‘An unsettling, labyrinthine tale’ NEW YORK TIMES ‘The love child of Gillian Flynn and Stephen King. In Mirrorland nothing is as it appears and the kaleidoscope twists and turns will have you frantically turning the pages until you reach the gasp-out-loud ending’ GREER HENDRICKS, bestselling co-author of The Wife Between Us ‘Told with thumping heart and extraordinary tenderness – as much a celebration of imagination and its escapism as an examination of trauma and its echoes’ KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE ‘Haunting’ WOMAN’S WEEKLY ‘An infernally well plotted, glitteringly written gothic tale of a missing twin, a dark, twisty house of secrets and a magical, unsettling family history’ IRISH TIMES ‘creepy gothic horror’ DAILY MAIL
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