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'Fresh. Original. Spell-binding.' Jane Corry
'…a wonderful writer with a painterly eye for detail... There are some brilliant twists.' Wendy Holden, Daily Mail
Cassandra Parkin brings us a ghostly winter mystery with a modern gothic flavor. A dark tale of twisted love, marriage, family secrets and hauntings, Parkin keeps us guessing throughout.
Five years ago, Susannah Harper's son Joel went missing without trace. Bereft of her son and then of her husband John, Susannah tries to accept that she may never know for certain what has happened to her lost loved ones. She has rebuilt her life around a simple selfless mission: to help others who, like her, must learn to live without hope.
But then, on the last night of Hull Fair, a fortune-teller makes an eerie prediction. Susannah is told that this Christmas Eve, Joel will finally come back to her.
'The tension is as taut as you'd want . . . Brilliant on every level.' Lesley Mason, thebookbag.co.uk
'Cassandra Parkin, how could you? How could you construct such a compelling narrative with such a heart wrenching plot . . . and yet deliver those twists?' Gill Chedgey, nudge-book.com