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The Hiding Place

(2021)
A novel by

 
 
'A supernatural tour-de-force' Daily Mail

'Hauntingandatmospheric' A.J. Gnuse, author of Girl in the Walls

'
Theperfect modern ghost story' Katie Lowe, author of The Furies

'Mason is one of the best ghost story writers around today' Jess Kidd

Some secrets can never be concealed . . .

Nell Galilee, her husband and twelve year old step-daughter Maude rent a holiday cottage by the sea, needing time and space away from home. Nell grew up in this small, wind-blown town and has mixed feelings about returning, and it isn't long before she is recognised by a neighbour, seemingly desperate to befriend her. The cottage has been empty for some time, and from the start Nell feels uncomfortable there. Something isn't quite right about this place . . .

Maude, furious about being brought here against her will, soon finds herself beguiled by the house's strange atmosphere. There are peculiar marks in the roof beams above her bedroom, and in another room, a hiding place, concealing a strange, unnerving object.

As the house gradually reveals its secrets, Nell becomes increasingly uneasy - and Maude spellbound. But these women - and the women that surround them - are harbouring their own secrets too, and soon events will come to a terrible head . . .

A brilliant, unsettling and chilling ghost story of mothers and daughters, truth and deception that asks how far you would go, to get what you truly desire . . .

Everyone is talking about
The Hiding Place...

'There's nothing like a haunted house to get the heart racing and this deliciously dark contemporary gothic tale set in Whitby will do just that. Hugely atmospheric, the writer builds the tension gradually - unsettling and creepy, it's a perfect supernatural read for Halloween' My Weekly

'Satisfyingly unsettling, this is a hugely atmospheric novel that oozes with uncanny menace' Lucie McKnight Hardy

'Tense, atmospheric and suffused with the peculiar longing of motherhood' Araminta Hall

'Full of intrigue . . . sure to leave readers unsettled' Anita Frank, author of The Lost Ones

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"Full of intrigue, with hidden agendas, lingering resentments & thwarted desires, this sinister tale is dripping with an insidious malice that is sure to leave readers unsettled." - Anita Frank

"Haunting and atmospheric, The Hiding Place lingers in the dark spaces of a home as Mason deftly crafts a steady, creeping tension. As Elder House's secrets are revealed, Mason shines a brilliant light on the unsettling extents of desire." - A J Gnuse

"Tense, atmospheric and suffused with the peculiar longing of motherhood." - Araminta Hall

"The Hiding Place has everything; chills that build, an immersive setting and a wonderful clash between the present and the past, the living and the dead. At the heart of this haunting novel are characters so real and compelling their stories continue to resonate long after reading." - Jess Kidd

"The Hiding Place is the perfect modern ghost story--evocative, unsettling and genuinely spine-tingling. With vividly realised characters and a chilling mystery at its heart, I truly couldn't put it down--and the atmospheric, immersive world Amanda Mason has created stayed with me long after I'd turned the final page." - Katie Lowe

"Satisfyingly unsettling, this is a hugely atmospheric novel that oozes with uncanny menace." - Lucie McKnight Hardy

"A really convincing ghost story. Elder House, like Shirley Jackson's Hill House, evoked a chilling and eerie sense of past mystery and unhappiness. I was completely pulled along by the narrative and read it in a fevered rush." - Zoë Somerville

"The Hiding Place is a tense, creepy novel that vibrates with mystery. A page-turning, spine-tingling horror story perfect for a windy night." - Inga Vesper


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