The Silence of Herondale

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What to expect

A child in danger, an isolated house in the depths of winter – and a killer on the loose…
‘Don’t miss … guaranteed unputdownable’ Observer

Snow-covered fields and moors stretch away on all sides of Herondale House. Despite rumours of an escaped killer on the run, Deborah Lindsay knows that she must control her fear – she has a young charge, 13-year-old prodigy Carreen, to care for.

But the isolated Yorkshire farmhouse already holds the terrible secret of one death – and after an increasing number of sinister ‘accidents’, Deborah begins to wonder how long it will be before evil strikes again…

‘A splendidly romantic first thriller’ Times Literary Supplement

Critics Review

  • Joan Aiken’s triumph with this genre is that she does it so much better than others

    NEW YORK TIMES
  • Joan Aiken has established herself as one of the leading purveyors of suspense

    GUARDIAN
  • Unusual, enthralling, full of wry fun

    SUNDAY TIMES
  • The British master of supernatural fiction

    WASHINGTON POST
  • Terrifyingly enclosed spine-chiller

    SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
  • A first thriller which has the unmistakeable whiff of success

    TELEGRAPH

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