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The Animals at Lockwood Manor (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 18/02/2021
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A gloriously gothic extravaganza, perfect for fans of Sarah Perry and Bridget Collins, Healey’s darkly atmospheric tale of a wartime menagerie haunting the corridors of the eponymous stately home is a masterclass in slow-burning tension.

Some secrets are unspoken. Others are unspeakable . . .

August 1939.

Thirty-year-old Hetty Cartwright is tasked with the evacuation and safekeeping of the natural history museum's collection of mammals. Once she and her exhibits arrive at Lockwood Manor, however, where they are to stay for the duration of the war, Hetty soon realizes that she's taken on more than she'd bargained for.

Protecting her charges from the irascible Lord Lockwood and resentful servants is work enough, but when some of the animals go missing, and worse, Hetty begins to suspect someone - or something - is stalking her through the darkened corridors of the house.

As the disasters mount, Hetty finds herself falling under the spell of Lucy, Lord Lockwood's beautiful but clearly haunted daughter. But why is Lucy so traumatized? Does she know something she's not telling? And is there any truth to local rumours of ghosts and curses?

Part love story, part mystery, The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey is a gripping and atmospheric tale of family madness, long-buried secrets and hidden desires.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529014198
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 195 x 129 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Jane Healey's excellent debut novel is a rich story full of tension and darkness. The star of the novel is the claustrophobic Manor itself, which casts a shadow over every page and hides a truly horrible secret. Atmospheric and disquieting, The Animals at Lockwood Manor is an ideal book club read' - A J Pearce, author of Dear Mrs Bird

'An eerie puzzle box of a book . . . a deeply consuming read and a fantastic novel to get lost in' - Erika Swyler

'Such a vivid, beautiful but haunting story, with a thread of darkness running through it . . . I was thoroughly engrossed' - Cressida McLaughlin

'This story will keep you captivated' - Women's Weekly

'Hypnotic . . . Will keep you emotionally invested to the end' - Woman & Home

'In this modern gothic, animals disappear, chilling screams pierce the night, and tales of abuse and madness abound. An appropriately horrific conclusion is worthy of the genre's best storytellers' - Audiofile

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“Some secrets are unspeakable.....”

This wonderfully atmospheric story opens up with Hetty Cartwright a young museum curator being evacuated with the National Museum’s mammal collection to Lockwood Manor at the beginning of Second World War. Her job is... More

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“History, love and secrets.”

Hetty is asked to look after a series of animals, which are being moved to Lockwood manor during the war. She is knowledgable in her field, yet she does not know what to expect travelling away from London.
Lockwood... More

Hardback edition
2 similar books recommended
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“A tense, suspenseful debut historical novel”

The Animals at Lockwood Manor is a debut historical fiction novel. It takes place in England during the second world war. Hetty Cartwright is tasked with moving animal specimens from the Natural History Museum... More

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