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The Lingering, Paperback / softback Book


A twisty, chilling psychological thriller cum gothic ghost story set in a Victorian psychiatric home with a disturbing history, and someone set on revenge... LONGLISTED for the Guardian's Not the Booker Prize Number One Bestseller in Ebook 'Cements Holliday's position as one of the most gifted and entertaining psychological thriller writers in the business' Steve Cavanagh 'Saunters from creepy to genuinely terrifying ...

I was completely unable to put it down' Elizabeth Haynes 'In the new wave of gothic novels, The Lingering is a stand-out triumph' Eva Dolan 'An atmospheric chiller of a book ... reminiscent of early James Herbert' Fiona Cummins Married couple Jack and Ali Gardiner move to a self-sufficient commune in the English Fens, desperate for fresh start.

The local village is known for the witches who once resided there and Rosalind House, where the commune has been established, is a former psychiatric home, with a disturbing history. When Jack and Ali arrive, a chain of unexpected and unexplained events is set off, and it becomes clear that they are not all that they seem.

As the residents become twitchy, and the villagers suspicious, events from the past come back to haunt them, and someone is seeking retribution... At once an unnerving mystery, a chilling thriller and a dark and superbly wrought ghost story, The Lingering is an exceptionally plotted, terrifying and tantalisingly twisted novel by one of the most exciting authors in the genre. 'Utterly beguiling and darkly sinister, this superb Gothic ghost tale is a brilliantly crafted rug puller' Lisa Howells, Heat Magazine 'A wonderful cross-over novel that ranges from taut psychological chiller to supernatural suspense ...

Nail-biting stuff, superbly executed' Sunday Times


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Orenda Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781912374533

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