The Glass House
The spellbinding SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER and RICHARD AND JUDY BOOKCLUB PICK about old family secrets.
‘A captivating mystery: beautifully written, with a rich sense of place, a cast of memorable characters, and lots of deep, dark secrets’ Kate Morton, bestselling author of The Clockmaker’s Daughter
‘Absolutely her best yet’ Lisa Jewell, bestselling author of The Family Upstairs
‘A wonderful, romantic, compelling mystery. Eve Chase has something of the poet in her: her descriptions of a remote manor house nestling in an ancient forest are worth reading for themselves, but the plotline of The Glass House is utterly absorbing in its own right. We loved it’ Richard and Judy Book Club
‘The Glass House is not really about a murder, or a creepy house, but about families – the ones we’re born into, the ones we make and especially the ones we flee’ New York Times
The truth can shatter everything . . .
When the Harrington family discovers an abandoned baby deep in the woods, they decide to keep her a secret and raise her as their own.
But within days a body is found in the grounds of their house and their perfect new family implodes.
Years later, Sylvie, seeking answers to nagging questions about her life, is drawn into the wild beautiful woods where nothing is quite what it seems.
Will she unearth the truth?
And dare she reveal it?
‘I adored this beautifully-written, riveting mystery’ Rosie Walsh, bestselling author of The Man Who Didn’t Call
‘So beautifully and insightfully written, with characters I grew to love. A compelling, moving story that kept me turning the pages right to the very last’ Katherine Webb, author of The Legacy
Praise for Eve Chase
‘Enthralling’ Kate Morton
‘Simply stunning’ Dinah Jefferies
‘The most beautiful book you will read this year’ Lisa Jewell
‘Filled with intrigue’ Clare Mackintosh
‘Exquisite and evocative’ Sarah Vaughan
Beautifully written with a gripping plot, I couldn't stop reading this * bestselling author of A Rose Petal Summer * Expertly crafted, dark, beautiful and utterly enthralling * bestselling author of The Summer of Impossible Things * Magical * Daily Express * An engrossing story of fractured families, secrets, lies and misunderstandings * Sunday Express * Absorbed me completely. Fabulous * bestselling author of Tell Me a Secret * A mystery of nail-biting suspense * Woman & Home * An enticing, chilling plot, captivating characters and prose beautiful enough to totally lose yourself in * Heat * Addictive and delivers atmosphere in spades * Good Housekeeping * Eve Chase is a name to watch * Daily Mail * One of the most enthralling novelists of the moment. This is the most beautiful book you will read this year * bestselling author of Watching You * Exquisite and evocative - and the pace and suspense are handled expertly * bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal * Evocative and filled with intrigue * bestselling author of Let Me Lie * Simply stunning. Every now and then you read a special book and this is one. Spell-binding, heart-stopping . . . I can't tell you how much I loved it * bestselling author of The Missing Sister * An enthralling story of secrets, sisters and an unsolved mystery * bestselling author of The Clockmaker's Daughter * Critical Acclaim for Eve Chase * - * An atmospheric novel about family secrets . . . I love books with a strong sense of place and time * i * I heartily recommend Eve Chase's evocative The Glass House * Woman & Home * A powerful story of family secrets, lies and the need to belong. Stays in your mind long after you've finished reading * Sunday Express * We all need a book to get really lost in every now and again, and this captivating mystery will certainly whisk you away. Exquisitely written, this emotional and intriguing novel is a little bit special * Woman & Home * An emotional thriller steeped in family secrets and the desire to belong * Woman * Beautifully written mystery * People * Evocative and beautifully written The Glass House sucked me into a mystery as atmospheric and densely packed with secrets as the forest in which it's set -- Tammy Cohen/Rachel Rhys, author of A Dangerous Crossing A delicious mystery full of labyrinthine curves * Kirkus Reviews * A beautifully written mystery about family secrets. A gripping and imaginative read * Cotswold Life * This exquisitely written tale about secrets, privilege and what it means to be a family is an absolute treat * Fabulous, Sun on Sunday * This captivating mystery will certainly whisk you away . . . Exquisitely written, this emotional and intriguing novel is rather special * Woman's Weekly * This is an absolute beauty. Darkly atmospheric and spellbinding -- Jane Fallon, author of Queen Bee Rich, gripping, intriguing, beautifully written, diving deep into emotional truths, The Glass House is an assured and lovely novel -- Elizabeth Buchan * author of The Museum of Broken Promises * Bewitching and beguiling, The Glass House is as dark and tangled as the forest where it is set. A creeping sense of unease builds to a terrific denouement - as suspenseful as the mistress of psychological drama, Daphne Du Maurier. Eve Chase is simply brilliant. -- Veronica Henry So beautifully and insightfully written, with characters I grew to love populating a compelling, moving story that kept me turning the pages right to the very last. Chase handles the various unexpected ways our earliest experiences shape and define us with huge empathy and sensitivity. It's an evocative and engrossing read -- Katherine Webb * author of The Legacy * Eve Chase is right up there with Tana French and Sarah Waters as an author who writes page-turning masterpieces that meld a vibrant sense of place with a heartbreaking cast of characters. I devoured her latest, and will be recommending it to everyone I know. Her plot twists floored me, and this haunting story will stay with me for a very long time -- Fiona Davis * bestselling author of The Chelsea Girls * Dreamy and atmospheric (...) wonderful, moving * Daily Mail * Beautifully written, with a sinister edge * Best Magazine * An emotional thriller steeped in family secrets and the desire to belong * Woman * An atmospheric and immersive mystery in which the secrets and lies of the past collide with the present. Chase's writing is, as ever, exquisite -- E.C. Fremantle Exquisitely written, this emotional and intriguing novel is a little bit special * Woman & Home * I just love Eve Chase's lyrical writing and evocative sense of place. The Glass House is her best yet, a glorious tangle of family secrets, set deep in the woods of Foxcote Manor. A treat. -- Louise Candlish This exquisitely written tale about secrets, privilege and what it means to be a family is an absolute treat * Sun * A cleverly constructed puzzle of a plot whose pieces finally snap together in a truly gratifying manner * Washington Post * If you like your mysteries atmospheric then I highly recommend The Glass House - it's the kind of book that makes you look up in surprise at your present-day surroundings. Long-fused mysteries in the past and present take tantalisingly long time to weave together but the wait is absolutely worth it. Beautiful, transportive writing -- Erin Kelly Terrific sense of place; twists aplenty; characters I cared about; an emotive exploration of mother/daughter relationships from birth to death. But it's the writing that lifts this: lush, lyrical, precise, confident. -- Sarah Vaughan The Glass House is not really about a murder, or a creepy house, but about families - the ones we're born into, the ones we make and especially the ones we flee * New York Times * Dreamy and atmospheric, this wonderful, moving novel time-slips between the Seventies and the present * Daily Mail * I enjoyed this book so much that every time I put it down, I wanted to pick it straight back up! I was totally invested in the tale * Prima, BOOK OF THE MONTH * Absolutely her best yet. No one creates families as complex, loveable and utterly believable as Chase and she is the master of the dual time frame narrative -- Lisa Jewell Eve Chase's novels are about glamorous families with tragic pasts, set in wonderful locations. Her writing is rich and her stories full of dreamy mystery. This gorgeous meditation on motherhood is one of my favourite reads so far this year * Daily Mail * I adored this beautifully-written, riveting mystery. Chase is peerless in her ability to stitch together dark secrets and tantalising twists with unforgettable characters and enthralling imagery. I am a die-hard fan! -- Rosie Walsh * author of The Man Who Didn't Call * I adored The Glass House by Eve Chase. Sublime writing, secrets, lovable characters I didn't want to leave, and a ripping twisting plot that kept me guessing. An absolute jewel of a book -- Dinah Jefferies A beautifully written, atmospheric mystery that will captivate you from the first page to the last * Heat * Eve Chase is a supremo of this genre . . . An intricately woven novel of suspense and secrets * Red * A captivating mystery: beautifully written, with a rich sense of place, a cast of memorable characters, and lots of deep, dark secrets -- Kate Morton
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