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.
"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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- Diane Gannon
dull and repetitive
- L. russell