The Lodger

The Lodger

Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 17/08/2023
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London, 1919: a city of ghosts and absences, haunted by the men who marched away but never came back. 'A poignant and readable mystery' THE TIMES Grace Armstrong believes that she has come to terms with her own loss, the death of her dazzling fiancé who was declared Missing in Action. But soon he starts to reappear both in her waking life and dreams. To make matters worse, a body, dragged from the Thames, is identified as Elizabeth Smith, who lodged with Grace and her family for the last eight years before suddenly disappearing. Elizabeth had been more than a lodger; she had become a close friend to Grace, who feels compelled to uncover the true circumstances of her death. In doing so, she is drawn reluctantly into the sordid and dangerous underbelly of London and a scandal that rocked Edwardian society. Will Grace find the answers she so desperately craves, or will she lose herself in the search? ******************** Praise for The Lodger 'A deliciously Gothic page-turner' BEST 'A gripping historical mystery' A. J. WEST '[Helen Scarlett] has a gift for pulling readers into the twists and turns of her story' SUNDAY TIMES 'A devastating reveal and a tangled web I won't forget' AMANDA GEARD

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781529407624
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 260g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 32 mm

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The Lodger
An engaging historical mystery set in the aftermath of the Great War
My thanks to Quercus Books for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘The Lodger’ by Helen Scarlett. In 1919 London is a city haunted by the men who had marched away t... READ MORE
Vivienne O'Regan
The Lodger
There were so many twist and turns!
I really enjoyed this historical novel set in 1919 London. A mystery is set up from the prologue when the body of a woman in a blue coat is found near Lond... READ MORE