The Deception of Harriet Fleet

The Deception of Harriet Fleet

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 06/01/2022
In stock
Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days
Make and edit your lists in your account
No stock available in any shop.

Synopsis

'An utterly thrilling gothic tale' KIRSTY WARK 'Rich in atmosphere and suspense' BELLA ELLIS 'Two unforgettable heroines' ELLY GRIFFITHS Dark and brimming with suspense, an atmospheric Victorian chiller set in brooding County Durham for fans of Stacey Halls and Laura Purcell 1871. An age of discovery and progress. But for the Wainwright family, residents of the gloomy Teesbank Hall in County Durham the secrets of the past continue to overshadow their lives. Harriet would not have taken the job of governess in such a remote place unless she wanted to hide from something or someone. Her charge is Eleanor, the daughter of the house, a fiercely bright eighteen-year-old, tortured by demons and feared by relations and staff alike. But it soon becomes apparent that Harriet is not there to teach Eleanor, but rather to monitor her erratic and dangerous behaviour - to spy on her. Worn down by Eleanor's unpredictable hostility, Harriet soon finds herself embroiled in Eleanor's obsession - the Wainwright's dark, tragic history. As family secrets are unearthed, Harriet's own begin to haunt her and she becomes convinced that ghosts from the past are determined to reveal her shameful story. For Harriet, like Eleanor, is plagued by deception and untruths. 'Terrific characters' ELIZABETH BUCHAN 'A deliciously unsettling tale' SONIA VELTON 'Gothic ingredients given a modern twist' HOPE ADAMS

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781529407587
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 256g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 26 mm

Customer Reviews

View all
The Deception of Harriet Fleet
International Women's Day- a novel to truly celebrate
What better day than International Women's Day to celebrate this book. It is a testament to what women, like Harriet, did before us and what women do now- ... READ MORE
Sue Drummond
The Deception of Harriet Fleet
An atmospheric and compelling Gothic mystery
I love Gothic mysteries and Helen Scarlett's debut The Deception of Harriet Fleet ticked all of the boxes for me. It's 1871 and Harriet travels from Norfol... READ MORE
Saffy Young