The Lost Ones (Hardback)Anita Frank (author)
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Thoroughly chilling and crafted in the best tradition of Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black, The Lost Ones is an insidiously creepy gothic gem about an old house with plenty of skeletons in its closet. Brilliantly sustained suspense and an atmosphere of exquisite dread linger over the pages of Anita Frank’s superb debut.
Reeling from the death of her fiance, Stella Marcham welcomes the opportunity to stay with her pregnant sister, Madeleine, at her imposing country mansion, Greyswick - but she arrives to discover a house of unease and her sister gripped by fear and suspicion.
Before long, strange incidents begin to trouble Stella - sobbing in the night, little footsteps on the stairs - and as events escalate, she finds herself drawn to the tragic history of the house.
Aided by a wounded war veteran, Stella sets about uncovering Greyswick's dark and terrible secrets - secrets the dead whisper from the other side...
In the classic tradition of The Woman in Black, Anita Frank weaves a spell-binding debut of family tragedy, loss and redemption.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 39 mm
Praise for The Lost Ones
'Supernatural and historical intertwine in Anita Frank's unsettling first novel... reminiscent of other tales of the supernatural, but conveys its own frissons and shocks.'
'Haunting, emotional and exquisitely written' Amanda Jennings
'For fans of Henry James and Susan Hill, this chilling supernatural mystery is written in the classic mould. Intriguing, moving and assured' Essie Fox
'I loved it SO MUCH - so creepy and compelling, full of atmosphere and gave me goosebumps...' Lisa Hall
'If you liked A Woman in Black, you'll love this utterly gripping and atmospheric book' WOMAN&HOME
'My coffee is stone cold. My palms are sweaty. I've raced to the shocking final twist of this lush, beautifully written historical novel. A gripping ghost story with an achingly poignant family mystery at its heart' Samantha King
'An assured debut novel combining two well-loved literary genres set in country houses: the haunted house and the Agatha Christie-style whodunnit. Anita Frank's fiendishly devised plot springs a succession of shocks and revelations that keep you gripped until the final page' Noel O'Reilly
'Will send shivers down your spine ... An eerie, emotionally supernatural tale.' Sunday Express
'A spine-tingling debut from Anita Frank is part ghost story, part murder mystery, and the perfect chilling read as the nights turn colder and longer.' OK!
'A spine-tingling gothic tale of family tragedy, loss and redemption.' My Weekly
'Dark and devilish' Sunday Post
'Spellbinding, elegantly written, immaculately plotted, and delivering a shocking twist in its ghostly tale, this is gothic with a wise and wistful heart.' Lancashire Evening Post
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