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The Daughters of Foxcote Manor

(2020)
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Readers of Lisa Jewell and Simone St. James will delight in this haunting, touching story of mothers, daughters, and belonging--and the devastating lies families tell themselves in order to survive.

One of Bustle's Most Anticipated Books for Summer 2020

An isolated forest estate.
A family with a terrible secret.
The discovery that changes everything.

England, 1970. On the one-year anniversary of the Harrington family's darkest night, their beautiful London home goes up in flames. Mrs. Harrington, the two children, and live-in nanny Rita relocate to Foxcote Manor, ostensibly to recuperate. But the creeping forest, where lost things have a way of coming back, is not as restful as it seems. When thirteen-year-old Hera discovers a baby girl abandoned just beyond their garden gate, this tiniest, most wondrous of secrets brings a much-needed sunlit peace, until a visitor detonates the family's tenuous happiness. All too soon a body lies dead in the woods.

Forty years later, London-based Sylvie is an expert at looking the other way. It's how she stayed married to her unfaithful husband for more than twenty years. But she's turned over a new leaf, having left him for a fresh start. She buried her own origin story decades ago, never imagining her teenage daughter would have a shocking reason to dig the past up--and to ask Sylvie to finally face the secrets that lead her back to Foxcote Manor.

Genre: Historical Mystery


Praise for this book

"I just love Eve Chase's lyrical writing and evocative sense of place. The Daughters of Foxcote Manor is her best yet...A treat." - Louise Candlish

"Eve Chase is right up there with Tana French and Sarah Waters as an author who writes page-turning masterpieces that meld a vibrant sense of place with a heartbreaking cast of characters. I devoured her latest, and will be recommending it to everyone I know. Her plot twists floored me, and this haunting story will stay with me for a very long time." - Fiona Davis

"Bewitching and beguiling. . . . As suspenseful as the mistress of psychological drama, Daphne Du Maurier. Chase is simply brilliant." - Veronica Henry

"Eve Chase deserves to be lauded as one of our most enthralling novelists." - Lisa Jewell

"A captivating mystery: beautifully written, with a rich sense of place, a cast of memorable characters, and lots of deep, dark secrets." - Kate Morton

"Evocative and beautifully written The Daughters of Foxcote Manor sucked me into a mystery as atmospheric and densely packed with secrets as the forest in which it's set." - Rachel Rhys

"Utterly captivating, this is a glorious dream of a novel - an irresistible story of family secrets, beautifully written." - Emma Rous

"I adored this beautifully-written, riveting mystery. Chase is peerless in her ability to stitch together dark secrets and tantalizing twists with unforgettable characters and enthralling imagery. I am a die-hard fan!" - Rosie Walsh

"So beautifully and insightfully written, with characters I grew to love populating a compelling, moving story that kept me turning the pages right to the very last. Chase handles the various unexpected ways our earliest experiences shape and define us with huge empathy and sensitivity. It's an evocative and engrossing read." - Katherine Webb


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Hardback Editions

July 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Daughters of Foxcote Manor
Author(s): Eve Chase
ISBN: 0-525-54238-8 / 978-0-525-54238-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

July 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Daughters of Foxcote Manor
Author(s): Eve Chase
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA