About this book
The new, 3rd novel from the bestselling author of "The Outcast", which won the Costa First Novel Award, and "Small Wars". Set in a country house in 1912, it concerns a fractured family who must cope with accommodating the survivors of a nearby train crash on a stormy weekend. A delicious drama of dark surprises, alight with Edwardian wit and opulence.
She was obeying a prompt, an instinct: the instinct that makes a dog lying by the fire tremble of a sudden, and whimper, when there is no one near to see. The cake is iced. The wine decanted. The house gleams invitingly. But as Sterne prepares for Emerald Torrington's birthday supper, who are the pale strangers struggling silently up the drive?
|CHATTO & WINDUS|