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While You Sleep

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‘Intensely atmospheric’ Mail on Sunday

A house full of secrets…
The McBride house lies on a remote Scottish island, isolated and abandoned. A century ago, a young widow and her son died mysteriously there. Last year a local boy, visiting for a dare, disappeared without a trace.

A woman alone at night…
For Zoe Adams, the house offers an escape from her failing marriage. But when night falls, her peaceful retreat is disrupted—scratches at the door, strange voices—and Zoe is convinced she is being watched.

A threat that lurks in the shadows…
The locals tell Zoe the incidents are merely echoes of the house’s dark past. Zoe is sure the danger is all too real—but can she uncover the truth before she is silenced?

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Sexy, scary and gripping." - Cass Green

"Utterly Gripping." - Conn Iggulden

"It has everything – intrigue, mystery and excellent history." - Kate Mosse

"Pure edge-of-the-seat stuff: a fantastically entertaining, yet deeply unsettling read." - Julie Myerson

"Forget sleep – this broodingly creepy gothic tale of love, lust and loss on a remote Scottish island kept me awake most of the night, partly from fear, but mostly because I couldn't put it down." - Fiona Neill

"While You Sleep makes for utterly riveting bedtime reading. Steph has taken familiar ingredients and made something fresh and frankly terrifying from them. I loved it." - Andrew Taylor

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