The Key In The Lock
by Beth Underdown
Pub Date 27 Jan 2022 | Archive Date Not set
'A gifted storyteller' Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent
THE PAGE-TURNING NEW NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE RICHARD AND JUDY BOOKCLUB BESTSELLING THE WITCHFINDER'S SISTER
I still dream, every night, of Polneath on fire. Smoke unfurling out of an upper window and a hectic orange light cascading across the lawn.
By day, Ivy Boscawen mourns the death of her son Tim in the Great War. But by night she mourns another boy - one whose murder decades ago haunts her still.
For Ivy is sure that there is more to what happened all those years ago: the fire at the Great House, and the terrible events that came after. A truth she must uncover, if she is ever to be free.
Brimming with secrets, this lyrical yet haunting historical thriller is perfect for fans of Sarah Waters' Fingersmith, Diane Setterfield's Once Upon A River and Stacey Halls' The Familiars.
PRAISE FOR BETH UNDERDOWN
'A clever, pacey read' The Times
'Vivid and terrifying' Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train
'A clever novel' Guardian
'Beth Underdown grips us from the outset and won't let go' Patrick Gale, author of Notes From An Exhibition
'A richly told and utterly compelling tale, with shades of Hilary Mantel' Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat
'Thumpingly good' Lucy Mangan, author of Bookworm
'Beth Underdown cleverly creates a compelling atmosphere of dread and claustrophobia' Kate Riordan, author of The Girl in the Photograph
'A tense, surprising and elegantly-crafted novel' Ian McGuire, author of The North Water