By Brendan Duffy (Fic Duff)
Ben and Caroline Tierney and their two young boys are hoping to start over. When Ben inherits land in the village of Swannhaven, the Tierneys believe it’s just the break they need. But, strange things begin to happen and the village’s haunting saga is far from over.
By Lauren Forry (Fic Forr)
Amid the terror of the Second World War, seventeen-year-old Eliza and her little sister, Rebecca, have had their share of tragedy, having lost their mother to the Blitz and their father to suicide. Forced to leave London to work for the mysterious Mr. Brownwell at Abigale Hall, they soon learn that the worst is yet to come.
By William Gay (Fic Gay)
David Binder is a young successful writer living in Chicago and suffering from writer’s block until he remembers a ghost story that captivated him as a child. He sets out to explore the myth of Virginia Beale. But as his investigation takes him deeper, Binder finds himself obsessed with a force that’s as wicked as it is seductive.
By Andrew Michael Hurley (Fic Hurl)
When the remains of a young child are discovered during a winter storm on a stretch of the bleak Lancashire coastline known as the Loney, a man named Smith is forced to confront the terrifying and mysterious events that occurred forty years earlier when he visited the place as a boy.
By David Mitchell (Fic Mitc, Q Mitc, CD Fic Mitc)
Down the road from a working-class British pub, along the brick wall of a narrow alley, if the conditions are exactly right, you’ll find the entrance to Slade House. A stranger will greet you by name and invite you inside. At first, you won’t want to leave. Later, you’ll find that you can’t.
By Kate Mosse (Fic Moss)
Joining her fellow English villagers in a misty churchyard on St. Mark’s Eve, a taxidermist’s daughter reflects on the mysterious downfall of her father’s once-famous museum, discovering the body of a stranger whose death unlocks dark memories.
By Steven Price (Fic Pric)
William Pinkerton descends into the underworld of Victorian London in pursuit of a fabled con, Edward Shade. Adam Foole is a man without a past, haunted by a love affair ten years gone. When Adam receives a letter from his lost beloved, he returns to London to find her. But, he learns of her fate and its connection to the man known as Shade.
By Kate Riordan (Fic Rior, Q Rior)
Two women, of very different eras, are united by the secrets hidden within the walls of an English manor house.
By Simone St. James (M StJa, QM StJa)
In England, 1921, Jo Manders still mourns the loss of her husband, Alex, three years after he was shot down over Germany. There is much Jo never knew about her husband’s origins and the revelation of a mysterious death in the family’s past is just the beginning.
By Heather Young (Fic Youn)
In the summer of 1935, six-year-old Emily Evans vanished from her family’s vacation home on a remote Minnesota lake. Sixty-four years later, Emily’s sister Lucy writes the story of that harrowing summer in a notebook that she bequeaths, along with the lake house and a hefty investment portfolio, to her grandniece, Justine.