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The House of Whispers by Laura Purcell

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Also by Laura Purcell:

The Shape of Darkness, June 2021
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The Shape of Darkness: A Novel, June 2021
Paperback / e-Book
The House of Whispers, June 2020
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The Poison Thread, June 2019
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Mistress of the Court, May 2016
Paperback / e-Book
Queen of Bedlam, November 2014
Paperback / e-Book
God Save the King, October 2012
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The House of Whispers
Laura Purcell

Penguin Books
June 2020
On Sale: June 9, 2020
336 pages
ISBN: 0143135538
EAN: 9780143135531
Kindle: B0818ZPHDJ
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Thriller Medical | Suspense Gothic

A new gothic Victorian tale from Laura Purcell, set on the atmospheric Cornish coast in a rambling house by the sea in which a maid cares for a mute old woman with a mysterious past, alongside her superstitious staff.

Consumption has ravaged Louise Pinecroft's family, leaving her and her father alone and heartbroken. But Dr. Pinecroft has plans for a revolutionary experiment: convinced that sea air will prove to be the cure his wife and children needed, he arranges to house a group of prisoners suffering from the disease in the caves beneath his new Cornish home. While he devotes himself to his controversial medical trials, Louise finds herself increasingly discomfited by the strange tales her new maid tells of the fairies that hunt the land, searching for those they can steal away to their realm.

Forty years later, Hester arrives at Morvoren House to take up a position as nurse to the now partially paralyzed and mute Miss Pinecroft. Hester has fled to Cornwall to try to escape her past, but surrounded by superstitious staff enacting bizarre rituals, she soon discovers her new home may be just as dangerous as her last.

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