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A chilling Dickensian ghost story by one of Ireland's finest writers.

1867. On a dark and chilling night Eliza Caine arrives in Norfolk to take up her position as governess at Gaudlin Hall. As she makes her way across the station platform, a pair of invisible hands push her from behind into the path of an approaching train. She is only saved by the vigilance of a passing doctor.

It is the start of a journey into a world of abandoned children, unexplained occurrences and terrifying experiences which Eliza will have to overcome if she is to survive the secrets that lie within Gaudlin’s walls…

Reviews

Wonderfully creepy…This magnificently eerie novel takes us on a skilful journey through fear

Observer

A superior ghost story… Truly spine-tingling

Mail On Sunday

A lesson in classic storytelling… Boyne takes us on a highly original, entertaining journey that, like all great ghost stories, saves its most unexpected twist for the very end

Sunday Independent

Great fun…A constant barrage of surprises and the pace is terrific

The Times

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780552778428

    June 2, 2014

    Black Swan

    352 pages

    RRP $26.99

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  • EBook

    9781448111800

    April 25, 2013

    Transworld Digital

    352 pages

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