The Deception of Harriet Fleet

The Deception of Harriet Fleet

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Synopsis

'An utterly thrilling gothic tale' KIRSTY WARK
'Rich in atmosphere and suspense' BELLA ELLIS
'Two unforgettable heroines' ELLY GRIFFITHS

Dark and brimming with suspense, an atmospheric Victorian chiller set in brooding County Durham for fans of Stacey Halls and Laura Purcell


1871. An age of discovery and progress. But for the Wainwright family, residents of the gloomy Teesbank Hall in County Durham the secrets of the past continue to overshadow their lives.

Harriet would not have taken the job of governess in such a remote place unless she wanted to hide from something or someone. Her charge is Eleanor, the daughter of the house, a fiercely bright eighteen-year-old, tortured by demons and feared by relations and staff alike. But it soon becomes apparent that Harriet is not there to teach Eleanor, but rather to monitor her erratic and dangerous behaviour - to spy on her.

Worn down by Eleanor's unpredictable hostility, Harriet soon finds herself embroiled in Eleanor's obsession - the Wainwright's dark, tragic history. As family secrets are unearthed, Harriet's own begin to haunt her and she becomes convinced that ghosts from the past are determined to reveal her shameful story.

For Harriet, like Eleanor, is plagued by deception and untruths.

'Terrific characters' ELIZABETH BUCHAN
'A deliciously unsettling tale' SONIA VELTON
'Gothic ingredients given a modern twist' HOPE ADAMS

Book information

ISBN: 9781529407549
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Imprint: Quercus
Pub date:
Edition: Hardback original
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 576g
Height: 164mm
Width: 242mm
Spine width: 34mm