One golden family. One fateful summer. Four lives changed forever. Amber Alton knows that the hours pass differently at Black Rabbit Hall, her London family's country estate where no two clocks read the same.
Summers there are perfect, timeless. Not much ever happens. Until, one stormy evening in 1968, it does. The idyllic world of the four Alton children is shattered.
Fiercely bonded by the tragic events, they grow up fast.
But when a glamorous stranger arrives, these loyalties are tested.
Forbidden passions simmer. And another catastrophe looms . . . Decades later, Lorna and her fiance wind their way through the countryside searching for a wedding venue.
Lorna is drawn to a beautiful crumbling old house she hazily remembers from her childhood, feels a bond she does not understand.
When she finds a disturbing message carved into an old oak tree by one of the Alton children, she begins to realise that Black Rabbit Hall's secret history is as dark and tangled as its woods, and that, much like her own past, it must be brought into the light. A thrilling spiral into the hearts of two women separated by decades but inescapably linked by Black Rabbit Hall.
A story of forgotten childhood and broken dreams, secrets and heartache, and the strength of a family's love. Praise for Black Rabbit Hall'Apart from the occasional classic, I have rarely felt the urge to read a book twice . . . Black Rabbit Hall's beautifully crafted mystery is a delight I want to experience again and again . . . make Chase's debut the one to pack in your suitcase *****' Stylist'There's something about tales of mysterious old buildings that have the ability to set hairs on end.
In this one, two intertwining stories explore the magnificence of Black Rabbit Hall and the dark secrets behind its walls.
Perfect' Red'Atmospheric, with echoes of du Maurier, this haunting novel enchanted me' Fanny Blake, Woman & Home'Beautifully, poetically written and reminiscent of everything from I Capture The Castle to Hansel And Gretel.
Eve Chase is a name to watch' Wendy Holden, Daily Mail
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 16/06/2016
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781405919326
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