A haunting tale of apparitions, a cursed manor house, andtwo generations of women determined to discover the truth, by the author of The Ghost Writer
Sell the Hall unseen;burn it to the ground and plow the earth with salt, if you will; but never livethere…
Constance Langton grows up in a household marked by death,her father distant, her mother in perpetual mourning for Constance’s sister,the child she lost. Desperate to coax her mother back to health, Constancetakes her to a séance; perhaps she will find comfort from beyond the grave. Butthe meeting has tragic consequences. Constance is left alone, her only legacy amysterious bequest that will blight her life.
So begins this brilliant and gripping novel, a darkmystery set in late-Victorian England. It is a world of apparitions, ofdisappearances and unnatural phenomena, of betrayal and blackmail andblack-hearted villains—and of murder. Constance’s bequest comes in two parts: ahouse and a mystery. Years before, a family disappeared at Wraxford Hall, adecaying mansion in the English countryside with a sinister reputation. Now theHall belongs to Constance, and she must descend into the darkness at the heartof the Wraxford mystery to find the truth—even at the cost of her life.