Starling House (Hardback)Alix E. Harrow (author)
Mixing horror and romance to mesmeric effect, Harrow’s gaudy gothic fairytale finds curious Opal drawn to the haunted Starling House and its mysterious heir.
Step into Starling House - if you dare...
Nobody in Eden remembers when Starling House was built. But the town agrees it's best to let this ill-omened mansion - and its last lonely heir - go to hell. Stories of the house's bad luck, like good china, have been passed down the generations.
Opal knows better than to mess with haunted houses, or brooding men. But when an opportunity to work there arises, the money might get her brother out of Eden. Starling House is uncanny and full of secrets - just like Arthur, its heir. It also feels strangely, dangerously, like something she's never had: a home. Yet Opal isn't the only one interested in the horrors and the wonders that lie buried beneath it.
Sinister forces converge on Eden - and Opal realizes that if she wants a home, she'll have to fight for it. Even if it involves digging up her family's ugly past to achieve a better future. She'll have to go down, deep down beneath Starling House, to claw her way back to the light...
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 528 g
Dimensions: 242 x 164 x 32 mm
'Alix E. Harrow is an exceptional, undeniable talent, and Starling House, with its gentle reassurances of the homes we make and the love we deserve, is more than satisfying. It's pure loveliness in book form' - Olivie Blake
'Gorgeous, poignant, and honest-an unforgettable read' - Andrea Stewart
'The gaudy, dark seam between horror and romance. Starling House is Alix E. Harrow's greatest work yet - if you can survive its slow belly-crawl into hell' - Ava Reid
'This is gothic fairy tale at its best and truest: dark and romantic, angry and hopeful... I loved it' - H.G. Parry
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