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1891. Seventeen-year-old Leonie Vernier and her brother abandon Paris for the sanctuary of their aunt’s isolated country house near Carcassonne, the Domaine de la Cade. But in the nearby woods, Leonie stumbles across a ruined sepulchre – and a timeless mystery whose traces are written in blood.

2007. Meredith Martin arrives at the Domaine de la Cade as part of her research for a biography she’s writing. But Meredith is also seeking the key to her own complex legacy and soon becomes immersed in the story of a tragic love, a missing girl, a unique deck of tarot cards, an unquiet soul and the strange events of one cataclysmic night more than a century ago…

Read by Lorelei King

(p) 2007 Orion Publishing Group

Critics Review

  • SEPULCHRE is a compulsive, fantastical, historical yarn. Mosse’s skill lies in the precise nature of her storytelling

  • Ghosts, duels, murders, ill-fated love and conspiracy … addictively readable

  • [Mosse is] a powerful storyteller with an abundant imagination

  • Brilliantly absorbing … Richly evocative and full of compelling twists and turns

  • Mosse’s gifts for historical fiction are considerable … Mosse does what good popular historical novelists do best – make the past enticingly otherworldly, while also claiming it as our own

  • The best of the Brits … Where Mosse really wins is in the writing department. She’s the real role model there


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