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The House of Whispers (Paperback)

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'Haunting, dark and wonderfully atmospheric' B A Paris, bestselling author of The Therapist

Once you let her in, she'll never leave...

Abi Allerton is happily married. She lives in a beautiful Victorian semi that she and her husband Rohan have lovingly renovated. Her past is firmly behind her.

When her old university friend Grace gets back in touch, Abi is hesitant. Their friendship was intense and all-consuming. But with Rohan away for work, Abi could use some company, so she agrees to let Grace stay.

Before Abi realises her mistake, it's too late. Grace is back to her old ways and Abi is losing grip on her calm, well-ordered life. Because Grace knows Abi's secret - and she'll never let her forget it.

'A nail-biting read that absolutely gripped me' Susan Lewis

'A brilliant tale about a toxic friendship' The Sun

'Utterly compelling' Lesley Kara


Readers LOVE The House of Whispers

'I raced through this so make sure once you start you don't have any other commitments!'

'I loved it. It's one of those that is going to stay with me'

'This book is a masterpiece!'

'This is a novel which will not only grip you and keep you on the edge of your seat . . . it will give you spine tingling chills and shivers'

'Creepy and intoxicating'

'I LOVED reading The House of Whispers, it's so well written, I wasn't expecting the shock twist at the end but it was brilliant! I was hooked from start to finish'

Fiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersFiction & PoetryHorrorFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date: 05/08/2021 ISBN-13: 9780008238735  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Anna Kent has worked as a journalist, magazine editor and book editor as well as enjoying a stint as a radio producer. She's written for numerous publications at home and abroad, including the Daily Telegraph, where she was a contributor for six years. Brought up in the South East, she loves to travel while maintaining a base in Gloucestershire. She's married with two children.

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Customer Reviews

I expected this to be creepy and scary and it was – but even more so! When Abi receives a letter from her university friend, Grace, telling her she’s returning to the UK, she remembers all the uneasy times they had when she fell under Grace’s spell and how belittled she felt. However, against her own best advice, she finds herself saying she can come and live with her; as husband Ronan is heading off on business it will provide Abi with company and, after all, her life has changed – she won’t be as easily influenced this time round – will she? An utterly chilling read! This one had me quite mesmerised all the way through. I tend to take what I read at face value but always had the feeling with this one that there was something going on I wasn’t privy to. What a fantastic, fascinating story this is; packed with a range of intriguing characters and multiple surprises, I buried myself in this one and loved absolutely everything about it. Looking back, I wonder if I should have been able to join the dots but the truth is I was just enjoying it as it came. I was quite shocked at where it went but, on the other hand, it all made perfect sense! Most definitely an author who knows her stuff and is well worth following; this is a five star read and definitely worth my recommendation.

- 05/08/2021
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