House of Shadows

  • by Pamela Hartshorne
  • Narrated by Christine Mackie
  • 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Kate Vavasour wakes in hospital, she can remember nothing about the family gathered around her bed or of her life before the accident. The doctors diagnose post-traumatic amnesia and say the memories should start returning. Which they do...but these memories are not her own. They belong to Isabel Vavasour, who lived and died at Askerby Hall over 400 years earlier....
Returning to Askerby Hall to recuperate, Kate finds herself in a house full of shadows and suspicions, where she struggles to piece together the events that led to her terrible fall.


What the Critics Say

"An irresistible combination of psychological tension and acutely observed emotion. Beautifully written, atmospheric and utterly compelling." (Iona Grey)
"Vertigo meets Rebecca in a twisty Tudor time slip. Addictive, atmospheric and completely enjoyable." (Julie Cohen)
"A superb Gothic timeslip. It gripped me from the very first with its skillful combination of tension and atmosphere, its beautiful writing and elegantly-realised historical detail. It is absorbing and evocative, reminding me of that master storyteller Daphne Du Maurier. Fascinating, immersive and powerful." (Nicola Cornick)
"Powerful and thrilling read.... You won't be able to rest until the end." (Sun)
"Pamela Hartshorne is an intriguing writer. Undoubtedly House of Shadows will leave you hungry for more." (Reader's Digest)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


Great listening and perfect narrative . I hung on to every word with anticipation .
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- Diane Gannon

dull and repetitive

I had high hopes for this given the reviews and after a good few initial chapters it started to become quite dull. It covered the same ground over and over until I eventually gave up around chapter 20 as it really wasnt going anywhere and if i heard the narrator saying how kate was worried about gping mad one more time i thought id cheerfully be joining pulling teeth I am afraid ..sorry i cant agree with the other reviews .. it was also coupled with a dreadful American accent for one of the characters and for me that was that...
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- L. russell

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-07-2016
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing