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Fosston Public Library ELL (Text) 33500013051883 New Available -
Fosston Public Library ELL (Text) 33500013051958 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399586965 (ebook)
  • ISBN: 0399586954
  • ISBN: 9780399586958
  • Physical Description: 374 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Ailsa Calder has inherited half of a house. The other half belongs to a man who disappeared without a trace twenty-seven years ago--her father. Leaving London behind to settle the inheritance from her mother's estate, Ailsa returns to her childhood home, nestled among the craggy peaks of the Scottish Highlands, joined by the half-sister who's almost a stranger to her. Ailsa can't escape the claustrophobic feeling that the house itself is watching her-- as if her past hungers to consume her. She also can't ignore how the neighborhood animals refuse to set foot within the gates of the garden. When the first nighttime intruder shows up, Ailsa fears that the manor's careless rugged beauty could cost her everything.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #1
    In this (perhaps) paranormal suspense tale, Ailsa Calder has returned to the Scottish Highlands after her mother's death to see about selling the house she's inherited. The problem, however, is that the property is also owned by her missing father, who has never been declared legally dead. Ailsa reconnects with some locals she knew as a young girl, and with a half-sister she rarely sees. The locals seem to know more about the spooky encounters Ailsa's been experiencing than they are willing to let on. Or, perhaps, someone is trying to scare her out of the house—and out of the last connection she has to the father, who, incidentally, disappeared while transporting a king's ransom in gems. Elliott follows up her well-reviewed debut, The French Girl (2018), with an equally atmospheric novel that keeps the reader intrigued and off-balance all the way through. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Lexie Elliott grew up in Scotland, at the foot of the Highlands. She graduated from Oxford University, where she obtained a doctorate in theoretical physics. A keen sportswoman, she works in fund management in London, where she lives with her husband and two sons. The rest of her time is spent writing, or thinking about writing, and juggling family life and sport.

Subject: Sisters Fiction
Highlands (Scotland) Fiction
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction).
Detective and mystery fiction.

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