A gripping tale of mystery and adventure from the bestselling author of THE CITY OF LIES and LABYRINTH.
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 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 to research a biography. But Meredith is also seeking the key to her own complex legacy and becomes immersed in the story of a tragic love, a missing girl, a unique deck of tarot cards and the strange events of one cataclysmic night a century ago…
Her narrative lyricism, beautifully drawn female characters and deft journey from the past to the present day, are also a cut above * SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY * The best of the Brits ... Where Mosse really wins is in the writing department. She's the real role model there * DAILY MIRROR * 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 * INDEPENDENT * Brilliantly absorbing ... Richly evocative and full of compelling twists and turns * RED * [Mosse is] a powerful storyteller with an abundant imagination * DAILY TELEGRAPH * Ghosts, duels, murders, ill-fated love and conspiracy ... addictively readable * DAILY MAIL * SEPULCHRE is a compulsive, fantastical, historical yarn. Mosse's skill lies in the precise nature of her storytelling * OBSERVER *
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