"Equal parts romance, mystery, and historical fiction. For readers who are interested in complex period drama such as Daisy Goodwin's The American Heiress, or who enjoy a touch of the gothic such as in Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca or Diane Setterfield's The Thirteenth Tale." -Library Journal (starred review) "A gorgeously written novel describing the love and affection that hold families together and the powerful forces that can tear them apart." --Huffington Post "Chase deserves high marks for her atmospheric setting and vivid prose, and fans of old-fashioned gothic stories will find this a winner." --Publishers Weekly "Fans of Carla Buckley and Lucie Whitehouse will enjoy this thrilling story of crumbling walls, forbidden love, and family sacrifice." --Booklist "Compellingly readable and riddled with twists and turns worthy of Daphne du Maurier, Chase's tale will delight fans of romantic mysteries." -Kirkus Reviews "A deliciously intriguing novel whose rich sense of time and place bear more than a few echoes of du Maurier's best."--Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls "A stunning page turner. Black Rabbit Hall deserves a place among the very best in gothic fiction."--Michelle Gable, author of A Paris Apartment
"A deliciously addicting gothic." --Wendy Webb, author of The Tale of Halcyon Crane "An enthralling and deeply moving novel about family secrets, loss, and love." --Margaret Leroy, author of The Soldier's Wife "The spellbinding, lusciously-written story of two families twined together across the span of time, trapped in limbo in a magical, sea-swept Cornwall house with secrets as deep as its Normandy roots." --Carla Buckley, author of The Things That Keep Us Here "A truly captivating novel." --Deborah Lawrenson, author of The Lantern and The Sea Garden "Expertly crafted, dark, beautiful and utterly enthralling." --Rowan Coleman, author of The Accidental Mother
From the Back Cover
'Completely swept me away; glorious, beautifully written. I absolutely loved it' LISA JEWELL
The four Alton children spend every blissful summer at their family's Cornish home, a house nicknamed Black Rabbit Hall, playing on its sun-baked lawns, building dens in its woods. Endless days without an adult in sight. Amber, the eldest daughter, cannot imagine anything ever changing.
But no one foresees the storm that will bring it all to a tragic end, turning Black Rabbit Hall into a twisted, unforgiving place that will steal their childhood innocence. A home that not all of the Altons will be strong enough to survive.
Decades later, as Lorna winds her way through the countryside in search of a wedding venue, she discovers a disturbing message from one of the Alton children carved into a tree.
Will the truth of that dark summer finally creep into the light? Or should some secrets be buried forever?
'Atmospheric, with echoes of du Maurier, this haunting novel enchanted me' Woman & Home