Too many plots
This book has 3 plots and by the time I finished this book, I had more questions than answers. She built the suspense, but tried to wrap it up quickly which left plot-holes. A shame, she has a nice descriptive style & I enjoyed her previous book, The Corset.
A wonderfully atmospheric tale for winter reading
A Daphne Du Maurier-esque chiller set on the mysterious Cornish coast, from the award-winning author of The Silent Companions. ' Du Maurier-tastic' GUARDIAN 'Deliciously sinister' HEAT 'A clever, creepy read' SUNDAY EXPRESS Consumption has ravaged Louise Pinecroft's family, leaving her and her father alone and heartbroken. But Dr Pinecroft has plans for a revolutionary experiment: convinced that sea air will prove to be the cure his wife and children needed, he arranges to house a group of prisoners suffering from the same disease in the cliffs beneath his new Cornish home. Forty years later, Hester Why arrives at Morvoren House to take up a position as nurse to the now partially paralysed and almost entirely mute Miss Pinecroft. Hester has fled to Cornwall to try and escape her past, but she soon discovers that her new home may be just as dangerous as her last. Laura Purcell's spine-chilling new novel, The Shape of Darkness, is coming in January 2021...
Laura Purcell is a former bookseller and lives in Colchester with her husband and pet guinea pigs. Her first novel for Raven Books,
The Silent Companions, was a Radio 2 and Zoe Ball ITV Book Club pick and was the winner of the WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award, while Laura's gothic chiller
The Corset was acclaimed as a 'masterpiece' by readers and reviewers alike. laurapurcell.com @spookypurcell