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…
“Wonderfully creepy…This magnificently eerie novel takes us on a skilful journey through fear”
“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”
“Great fun…A constant barrage of surprises and the pace is terrific”