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The Woman in the Dark

(2019)
(The Murder House)
A novel by

 
 
In the vein of The Couple Next Door, a debut psychological thriller about a woman who moves with her family to the Gothic seaside house where her husband grew up - and where 15 years ago, another family was brutally slaughtered.

Sarah and Patrick are happy. But after her mother's death, Sarah spirals into depression and overdoses on sleeping pills. While Sarah claims it was an accident, her teenage children aren't so sure. Patrick decides they all need a fresh start and he knows just the place, since the idyllic family home where he was raised has recently come up for sale. There's only one catch: for the past 15 years, it has become infamous as the "Murder House", standing empty after a family was stabbed to death within its walls.

Patrick believes they can bring the house back to its former glory, so Sarah, uprooted from everything she knows, pours her energy into painting, gardening, and giving the rotting old structure the warmth of home. But with locals hinting that the house is haunted, the news that the murderer has been paroled, strange writing on the walls, and creepy "gifts" arriving on the doorstep at odd hours, Sarah can't shake the feeling that something just isn't right. Not with the house, not with the town, or even with her own loving husband - whose stories about his perfect childhood suddenly aren't adding up.

Can Sarah uncover the secrets of the Murder House before another family is destroyed?

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Read this brilliantly creepy thriller in one weekend because I couldn't put it down! So scary, pacy and compelling with a very clever twist. One I'm still thinking about now." - Claire Douglas

"Creepy, atmospheric, and with a tangible sense of growing unease which powers a compelling story and keeps you turning the pages. Vanessa Savage is a name to watch and I can't wait to see what she writes next!" - Amanda Jennings

"LOVED The Woman in the Dark by Vanessa Savage. Unputdownable thriller that I devoured in a couple of sittings." - Laura Marshall


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March 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Woman in the Dark
Author(s): Vanessa Savage
ISBN: 1-5387-1429-9 / 978-1-5387-1429-4 (USA edition)
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Title: The Woman in the Dark: A haunting, addictive thriller that you won't be able to put down
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February 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Woman in the Dark
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July 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Woman in the Dark: A haunting, addictive thriller that you won't be able to put down
Author(s): Vanessa Savage
ISBN: 0-7515-7153-9 / 978-0-7515-7153-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Woman in the Dark: A haunting, addictive thriller that you won't be able to put down
Author(s): Vanessa Savage
ISBN: 0-7515-7151-2 / 978-0-7515-7151-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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March 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Woman in the Dark
Author(s): Vanessa Savage
ISBN: 1-5491-2295-9 / 978-1-5491-2295-8 (USA edition)
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March 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Woman in the Dark
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ISBN: 1-5491-2297-5 / 978-1-5491-2297-2 (USA edition)
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Title: The Woman in the Dark
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Title: The Woman in the Dark
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February 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Woman In The Dark
Author(s): Vanessa Savage
ISBN: 1-4450-7916-X / 978-1-4450-7916-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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February 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Woman In The Dark
Author(s): Vanessa Savage
ISBN: 1-4450-7915-1 / 978-1-4450-7915-8 (UK edition)
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January 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Woman in the Dark
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Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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January 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Woman in the Dark
Author(s): Vanessa Savage
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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January 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Woman in the Dark
Author(s): Vanessa Savage
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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Kindle Editions

March 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Woman in the Dark
Author(s): Vanessa Savage
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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January 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Woman in the Dark: A haunting, addictive thriller that you won't be able to put down
Author(s): Vanessa Savage
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU