By Joan Aiken
Published Jan 2020
A classic novel of gothic suspense
A child in danger, an isolated house in the depths of winter – and a killer on the loose…
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…
Joan Aiken’s triumph with this genre is that she does it so much better than others.
New York Times