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  • Published: 18 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9781405921084
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $26.00

The Woman in the Wood




The enthralling new novel from the 10-million-copy, No. 1 bestselling author.

London, 1960

The lives of teenage twins Maisy and Duncan change forever the night their sick mother is taken to an asylum. Sent to live in the New Forest with their cold-hearted grandmother, Mrs Mitcham, they feel unloved and abandoned.

And when one day Duncan doesn't come home from exploring in the forest, no one - least of all grandmother - appears to care about his disappearance. The police, who've found the bodies of other missing boys, offer little hope of finding Duncan alive.

Yet Maisy refuses to give up. Though she doesn't know the woods well, she knows someone who does. The strange old woman who lives at their heart.

Dare Maisy enlist the help of the woman in the woods?

  • Pub date: 18 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9781405921084
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Author

Lesley Pearse

Lesley Pearse was brought up in South London in various orphanages from the age of three. She learned about the Soho club scene and the music business during the Sixties with the late John Pritchard. Her novels have sold over ten million copies worldwide. Lesley has three daughters and three grandchildren and lives in Bristol.

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