'Leda Grey's world is utterly beguiling' THE TIMES Book of the Month
When journalist Ed Peters unearths a dusty old photograph of the alluring and reclusive silent-film actress Leda Grey he is instantly enchanted.
He discovers Leda is still living, alone in a decaying cliff-top house by the sea. And there, after a fifty-year silence, she's finally ready to share her incredible story.
It is the tale She tells of a volatile love affair, of obsession and jealousy, and the darkly glamorous world of early cinema.
It is a story of She tells of a world filled with secrets and lies, and of a past far more haunting than any of the silent films that Leda Grey once starred in.
A bewitching novel about an enigmatic silent film actress, and the volatile love affair that left her a recluse for over half a century - for fans of Sarah Waters and Tracy Chevalier.
'A richly evocative story, brimming with intrigue and suspense' M.L. Stedman, author of THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS
A richly evocative story, brimming with intrigue and suspense - M. L. Stedman, author of THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS
Leda Grey's world is utterly beguiling - THE TIMES
A deliciously eerie affair... A story of obsession, jealousy, mysterious deaths and theatrically supernatural goings-on as very strange truths are tantalisingly revealed - SUNDAY EXPRESS
Shades of Sunset Boulevard in this atmospheric chiller - WOMAN&HOME
Dark, haunting, compelling... equal to DuMaurier's novels - this book held me in its grip. Loved it. - Liz Fenwick, author of The Cornish House
A wonderfully creepy tale. Leda is a triumph - Vanessa Lafaye, author of Summertime
Essie Fox divides her time between Windsor and Bow in the East End of London. Her debut novel, The Somnambulist, was selected for the Channel 4 Book Club and was shortlisted in the New Writer of the Year category of the 2012 National Book Awards. She is the author of The Virtual Victorian: www.virtualvictorian.blogspot.com