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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.

For Sarah and Patrick, family life has always been easy, until her mother's death sends Sarah spiraling into depression. When she overdoses on sleeping pills, Sarah insists it was an accident, but neither Patrick nor their teenage children believe her. Determined to give their family a fresh start, Patrick convinces her to move back to the idyllic beachside home where he grew up.
But there's a catch: The once-beautiful old house is now known as the Murder House. It has been standing empty for fifteen years, ever since another family was brutally slaughtered within its walls. Nostalgic for his childhood, Patrick is adamant that this can be their "dream home" again. Sarah tries to bring it back to its original warmth, but as locals hint that the house is haunted, the children begin having nightmares, strange writing appears on the walls, and creepy "gifts" suddenly arrive on the doorstep at odd hours. With the news that the murderer has been paroled, Sarah can't shake the feeling that something just isn't right. Not with the house, not with the town, not 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?
With an irresistible, fog-drenched atmosphere that hides its knife-sharp twists, Vanessa Savage's THE WOMAN IN THE DARK is the perfect new read for fans of I Let You Go and The Couple Next Door, a chilling psychological thriller about a dark family dysfunction and the secrets that haunt us.

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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Hardback Editions

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)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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January 2019 : UK Hardback
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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: 0-7515-7152-0 / 978-0-7515-7152-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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Paperback Editions

February 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Woman in the Dark
Author(s): Vanessa Savage
ISBN: 1-5387-1430-2 / 978-1-5387-1430-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


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
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


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
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

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)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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March 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Woman in the Dark
Author(s): Vanessa Savage
ISBN: 1-5491-2297-5 / 978-1-5491-2297-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette B and Blackstone Audio
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March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Woman in the Dark
Author(s): Vanessa Savage
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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March 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Woman in the Dark
Author(s): Vanessa Savage
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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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)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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February 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Woman In The Dark
Author(s): Vanessa Savage
ISBN: 1-4450-7916-X / 978-1-4450-7916-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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January 2019 : USA 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 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Woman in the Dark
Author(s): Vanessa Savage
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Woman in the Dark
Author(s): Vanessa Savage
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon UK   


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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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