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The Shadowing, Paperback / softback Book

The Shadowing Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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When well-to-do Hester learns of her sister Mercy's death at a Nottinghamshire workhouse, she travels to Southwell to find out how her sister ended up at such a place. Haunted by her sister's ghost, Hester sets out to uncover the truth, when the official story reported by the workhouse master proves to be untrue.

Mercy was pregnant - both her and the baby are said to be dead of cholera, but the workhouse hasn't had an outbreak for years.

Hester discovers a strange trend in the workhouse of children going missing.

One woman tells her about the Pale Lady, a ghostly figure that steals babies in the night.

Is this lady a myth or is something more sinister afoot at the Southwell poorhouse?

As Hester investigates, she uncovers a conspiracy, one that someone is determined to keep a secret, no matter the cost... **********'A creepy, evocative mystery' Heat'An historical novel dripping with menace' Shari Lapena'If you like gothic mystery, buckle up!

This atmospheric read has it all' Woman magazine

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