The Cursed Girls (Paperback)Caro Ramsay (author)
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Megan Melvick has spent years avoiding her inheritance, the dark and disquieting family estate Benbrae, now home only to her distant, aristocratic father, and her sister Melissa, dying quietly in an upstairs bedroom. Trapped behind her unreliable hearing aids and vulnerable to what others want her to see, Megan is unable to find the answers she wants: why is there a new woman on her father's arm? And why has their absent mother not returned to say a final goodbye to Melissa?
Benbrae has always been a place of loss and misfortune for Megan, but as the Melvick family diminishes still further, she must ask one final question. If there is a curse on the house, will she be its next victim?
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 226 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
Terrific . . . Ramsay keeps the reader guessing right up to the final, satisfying denouement. Suspense fans won't want to miss this chiller * * Publishers Weekly (starred review) * *
A skilfully written thriller with a palpable sense of dread and disaster that will grab readers from the first page through to the shocking conclusion * * Booklist (starred review) * *
Praise for Caro Ramsay: Brilliant . . . twisting the tension tauter with each page * * Guardian * *
The unravelling relationship between our heroes, Costello and Anderson, really makes this spark. A great pick-me-up read * * The Sun, Book of the Week * *
[Ramsay] is a titan of Tartan Noir -- HELEN FIELDS, author of Perfect Remains
Ramsay handles her characters with aplomb, the dialogue crackles and the search for the killer has surprising twists and turns * * Observer * *
Ramsay has been compared to "Ruth Rendell at her best". High praise indeed. There is little doubt she continues to be one Scotland's best * * Herald * *
Cleverly structured . . . In the world of the imagination, Caro Ramsay makes her creations' actions and motivations credible and in character . . . Compelling . . . She also has a great ability to conjure up and capture a strong sense of place * * The Courier, Scottish Book of the Week * *
Another suspenseful read in a consistently gripping series * * Booklist * *
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