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It was in the shadow hours of deepest night that this tapestry of lies fell to rags . . .

Harriet Jenner is just twenty-one when she walks through the gates of Fenix House. Reeling from a personal tragedy, she doesn't expect her new life as a governess to be easy. But she certainly does not foresee the spell Fenix House will cast.

Almost fifty years later, Harriet's granddaughter Grace follows in her footsteps. For Grace, raised on Harriet's spellbinding stories, Fenix House is a fairy tale; a magical place suspended in time.

But the now-faded grandeur of the mansion soon begins to reveal the holes in Harriet's story and Grace finds herself in a place of secrets and shadows. For Fenix House hides truths about her family, and everything that she once knew is about to change.

Praise for The Shadow Hour

'I was immediately drawn in by this beautifully written tale. I loved the sense of intrigue and the air of mystery at Fenix House, and was itching for answers as the two narratives unfolded' Dinah Jefferies

'A perfect gothic, big-house mystery that kept me turning the pages' Katherine Webb

'It's wonderful - the dark suspense and evocative descriptions are perfect' Liz Fenwick

'We loved last year's The Girl in the Photograph and this latest atmospheric saga is just as thrilling' Essentials

'Intelligent, poignant, unexpected: highly recommended' Louise Candlish

'Beautifully written and utterly compelling, I loved this' Katie Fforde

'Gorgeously written - Kate's evocative storytelling held me rapt until the very end' Lucy Diamond

'Full of dark intrigue, rich description and haunting secrets, this kept me reading and reading! Beautifully written and compelling until the end. I adored it' Ella Harper

  • Penguin
  • Published 25th February 2016
  • 528 Pages
  • £7.99