The Girl in the Cellar, Paperback
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A young woman regains consciousness and finds herself on some cellar steps.

At the bottom of the steps there is the corpse of a dead girl.

She cannot remember who she is, what has happened or why she is there.

Terrified and confused she manages to find a way out and as she flees she runs into Miss Silver, who offers to help her.

A letter in her bag is the only clue to her identity.

But by investigating what has happened to her will she find herself in danger?

Can she trust the letter writer? And who is the girl in the cellar?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages, n/a
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780340839294



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At the beginning of the book a girl is aware that she is sitting on stone steps looking out into 'dead unbroken dark'. Slowly she comes to realise that she is in the cellar of a house and on the cellar floor below her 'someone is lying dead'. This is an interesting and tense mystery thriller which feels slightly dated, but is an enjoyable read nonetheless.

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