The Deception of Harriet Fleet : Chilling Victorian Gothic mystery that grips from first to last-9781529407587

The Deception of Harriet Fleet : Chilling Victorian Gothic mystery that grips from first to last

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Author: Scarlett, Helen


Published on 6 January 2022 by Quercus Publishing in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 352 pages
133 x 197 x 36 | 258g

'An utterly thrilling gothic tale' KIRSTY WARK'Rich in atmosphere and suspense' BELLA ELLIS'Two unforgettable heroines' ELLY GRIFFITHSDark and brimming with suspense, an atmospheric Victorian chiller set in brooding County Durham for fans of Stacey Halls and Laura Purcell1871. An age of discovery and progress. But for the Wainwright family, residents of the gloomy Teesbank Hall in County Durham the secrets of the past continue to overshadow their lives.

Harriet would not have taken the job of governess in such a remote place unless she wanted to hide from something or someone. Her charge is Eleanor, the daughter of the house, a fiercely bright eighteen-year-old, tortured by demons and feared by relations and staff alike. But it soon becomes apparent that Harriet is not there to teach Eleanor, but rather to monitor her erratic and dangerous behaviour - to spy on her.

Worn down by Eleanor's unpredictable hostility, Harriet soon finds herself embroiled in Eleanor's obsession - the Wainwright's dark, tragic history. As family secrets are unearthed, Harriet's own begin to haunt her and she becomes convinced that ghosts from the past are determined to reveal her shameful story.

For Harriet, like Eleanor, is plagued by deception and untruths.

'Terrific characters' ELIZABETH BUCHAN'A deliciously unsettling tale' SONIA VELTON'Gothic ingredients given a modern twist' HOPE ADAMS