Abigale Hall

Abigale Hall
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Published: 20th April 2016
Format: Paperback 198x129mm
Extent: 384 pages
ISBN: 9781785300097
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Published: 12th April 2016

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A house steeped in secrets.

A lie they must escape

On a foggy night in 1947, orphaned sisters Eliza and Rebecca are banished from London by their aunt and sent to work at an isolated Welsh mansion. They are to clean and do housework for the secretive owner. Soon, rumours of missing maidservants and a ghost that stalks the deserted halls begin to unsettle them. And wandering through the mansion’s dusty rooms, Eliza finds blood-spattered books, crumpled photographs and portraits of a mysterious woman – clues to a terrible past that might just become her future.

As Eliza unravels a mystery that has endured for decades, troubled Rebecca falls under the spell of the cruel housekeeper Mrs Pollard, who will stop at nothing to protect the house’s secrets. And unless the sisters can uncover the truth, a terrible fate awaits them.

"Full of atmosphere and with that irresistible creeping dread from start to end, this Gothic horror is a real treat."
HEAT MAGAZINE

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"Full of atmosphere and with that irresistible creeping dread from start to end, this Gothic horror is a real treat."
HEAT MAGAZINE

"Lauren A. Forry was PA to Zooey Deschanel on The Happening – that being an M. Night Shyamalan movie, she's obviously well versed in nightmares... This debut novel of the Faber & Faber Creative Writing MA prize winner, touted as Daphne Du Maurier meets hitchcock, is one to watch."
THE SKINNY

"Lauren Forry has created a brilliant debut novel, one that creeped me out, kept me hooked and will have me recommending Abigale Hall to everyone."
READING WITH A VIEW

"Abigale Hall hooks you in... Death hangs on the edge of the pages."
HEATHER WRITES (4 Stars)

"The mansionis something out of a gothic horror in its own right, and there's even a sinister housekeeper something along the lines of the terrifying Mrs Danvers from... what was that book... Ah yes, Rebecca!"
CRIME FICTION LOVER

"A beautifully written novel full of rumours, intrigue, love and loss."
THE WELSH LIBRARIAN

"Forry ratches up the tension expertly, until we don't know if it's madness, ghosts, someone toying with Eliza, or her own imagination that makes the mansion such a place of fear. Whatever it is, it works – keep the lights on when reading!"
CRIME WORM

Lauren A Forry

Lauren A. Forry was brought up in the woods of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA where her FBI agent father and book-loving mother raised her on a diet of The X-Files and RL Stine. After earning her BA in Cinema Studies from New York University, she moved to London where she earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Kingston University. There she was awarded the Faber and Faber Creative Writing MA Prize for her dissertation, which would become her debut novel, Abigale Hall. Her short stories have since appeared in multiple sci-fi and horror anthologies. She currently resides in the woods.

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