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Published by Severn
House, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-7278-8248-6
Although Stilter House is set in a remote part of Derbyshire, it is the
house where antiques dealer Nell West’s dead husband spent much of his
childhood, so she is more than happy to visit (with her young daughter Beth) to
value the contents.
The house stands on the
ground which a much older property-in which Isobel Acton committed
murder; - once stood, but Nell is unaware that the house is said to behaunted.
When Michael Flint, Nell’s
lover, receives a letter telling him that Nell and Beth shouldn't go to Stilter
House ‘because ‘Esmond is still there’ Michael is alarmed. Unable to contact
Nell, or the writer of the letter, to obtain more information, Michael decides
to leave Oxford
and follow Nell to Derbyshire to warn her.
But already Nell has
experienced some very odd incidents and is worried about Beth, who has made a
friend, a young boy who plays the piano.
Eerie, scary, macabre, this
is Sarah Rayne at her best. Slowly the events of the past unravel, and in
horrifying detail we learn the secrets of Stilter House.This is the third in this haunting series and
is as unputdownable as the earlier two.
Reviewer: Lizzie Hayes Earlier books in the series are: Property
of a Lady, The Sin Eater.
Sarah Rayne began writing in her teens, and after a Convent education, which
included writing plays for the Lower Third to perform, embarked on a variety of
jobs. Her first novel was published in 1982, and since then she has written
more than 20 books, including eight psychological thrillers, which have met
with considerable acclaim, including the nomination to the long-list for the
prestigious Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year 2005 for Tower of Silence,
(originally published in 2003). In 2011, she embarked on a series of books with
a ghost-theme, featuring the antique dealer, Nell West, and the Oxford don, Michael Flint,
who first make their appearance in Property of a Lady. http://www.sarahrayne.co.uk