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The Silence of Herondale: A missing child, a deserted house, and the secrets that connect them

Joan Aiken

4 Reviews

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Fiction, Crime & mystery

A child in danger, an isolated house in the depths of winter - and a killer on the loose...
'Don't miss ... guaranteed unputdownable' Observer

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...

'A splendidly romantic first thriller' Times Literary Supplement

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Praise for The Silence of Herondale: A missing child, a deserted house, and the secrets that connect them

  • Joan Aiken's triumph with this genre is that she does it so much better than others - NEW YORK TIMES

  • Unusual, enthralling, full of wry fun - SUNDAY TIMES

  • The British master of supernatural fiction - WASHINGTON POST

  • Terrifyingly enclosed spine-chiller - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

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Joan Aiken

Alan Marks is widely published and has illustrated many books. He is also a 'Smarties Prize' prize winner.

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