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House of Glass

(2018)
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I had a curious sense of being watched.

June 1914 and a young woman - Clara Waterfield - is summoned to a large stone house in Gloucestershire. Her task: to fill a greenhouse with exotic plants from Kew Gardens, to create a private paradise for the owner of Shadowbrook. Yet, on arrival, Clara hears rumours: something is wrong with this quiet, wisteria-covered house. Its gardens are filled with foxgloves, hydrangea and roses; it has lily-ponds, a croquet lawn - and the marvellous new glasshouse awaits her. But the house itself feels unloved. Its rooms are shuttered, or empty. The owner is mostly absent; the housekeeper and maids seem afraid. And soon, Clara understands their fear: for something - or someone - is walking through the house at night. In the height of summer, she finds herself drawn deeper into Shadowbrook's dark interior - and into the secrets that violently haunt this house. Nothing - not even the men who claim they wish to help her - is quite what it seems.

Reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier, this is a wonderful, atmospheric Gothic page-turner.

A deeply absorbing, unputdownable ghost story that's also a love story; for readers who love Sarah Waters's The Little Stranger; Frances Hodges Burnett's The Secret Garden; Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace; Jane Harris's The Observations.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

November 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: House of Glass
Author(s): Susan Fletcher
ISBN: 0-349-00764-0 / 978-0-349-00764-9 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

June 2019 : UK Paperback

Title: House of Glass
Author(s): Susan Fletcher
ISBN: 0-349-00767-5 / 978-0-349-00767-0 (UK edition)
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October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: House of Glass
Author(s): Susan Fletcher
ISBN: 0-349-00765-9 / 978-0-349-00765-6 (UK edition)
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November 2018 : USA Audio edition
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November 2018 : UK Audio edition
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November 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: House of Glass
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November 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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