For fans of historical fiction and gothic romance, an atmospheric ghost story from the award-winning author of The Haunting of Maddy Clare England, 1921. Three years after her husband, Alex, disappeared, shot down over Germany, Jo Manders still mourns his loss. Working as a paid companion to Alex's wealthy, condescending aunt, Dottie Forsyth, Jo travels to Wych Elm House, the family's estate in the Sussex countryside. But there is much she never knew about her husband's origins...?nd the revelation of a mysterious death in the Forsyths' past is just the beginning. All is not well at Wych Elm House: Dottie's husband is distant, and her son was grievously injured in the war. Footsteps follow Jo down empty halls. Items in her bedroom are eerily rearranged. The locals say the family is cursed, and that a ghost in the woods has never rested. And when Jo discovers her husband's darkest secrets, she wonders if she ever really knew him. Isolated in a place of deception and grief, she must find the truth or lose herself forever. And then an eerily familiar stranger arrives at Wych Elm House...
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"St. James's previous novels feature ghosts--and the people who encounter them. This latest work is less a ghost story than a family drama, and the somewhat uneven narration by Justine Eyre reinforces this trait. Jo Manders is working as a paid companion to Dottie Forsyth, her husband's aunt, after WWI. Alex disappeared in 1918 but was never formally declared dead, leaving Jo in a precarious position. When Jo and Dottie arrive at Wych Elm House, the family estate, questions about the death of Dottie's young daughter arise. Eyre is good at female characterizations that reflect a range of life experiences, but she continues to struggle with creating distinguishable male voices--a particular issue if male characters have conversations with each other. Recommended for fans of the author's previous works. K.M.P. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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