The Coffin Path (Paperback)Katherine Clements (author)
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Maybe you've heard tales about Scarcross Hall, the house on the old coffin path that winds from village to moor top. They say there's something up here, something evil.
Mercy Booth isn't afraid. The moors and Scarcross are her home and lifeblood. But, beneath her certainty, small things are beginning to trouble her. Three ancient coins missing from her father's study, the shadowy figure out by the gatepost, an unshakeable sense that someone is watching.
When a stranger appears seeking work, Mercy reluctantly takes him in. As their stories entwine, this man will change everything. She just can't see it yet.
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 197 x 165 x 27 mm
'A wonderfully sinister novel [with] a unique heroine... But the real star here is Clements's beautiful, unsparing evocation of a bygone life on these unforgiving moors' - The Times
'A striking combination of Brontean romantic melodrama and gothic ghost story... Clements has written an eerily gripping novel in which the ghosts of the past haunt the present in more ways than one' - The Sunday Times
'Intense, twisty drama... the atmospheric writing and the strong evocation of the landscape are terrific' - The Daily Mail
'Spine-tingling... the scariest ghost story I have read in a long time. Beautifully written, fantastically atmospheric, it left me sleepless and in tears' - Barbara Erskine
'Brooding and full of creeping menace' - Laura Purcell
'Clements brings alive the bleak beauty of the moors with a chilling ghost story that vividly portrays the superstitions and beliefs of 17th-century rural society' - The Sunday Express S Magazine
'A wonderful piece of Yorkshire Gothic, all the more effective for being so firmly anchored in its time and place... like something from Emily Bronte's nightmares' - Andrew Taylor, author of The Ashes of London
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