The enthralling new Sunday Times bestselling gothic novel from the author of The Winter Ghosts, Citadel and Labyrinth.
The clock strikes twelve. Beneath the wind and the remorseless tolling of the bell, no one can hear the scream . . .
1912. A Sussex churchyard. Villagers gather on the night when the ghosts of those who will not survive the coming year are thought to walk. And in the shadows, a woman lies dead.
As the flood waters rise, Connie Gifford is marooned in a decaying house with her increasingly tormented father. He drinks to escape the past, but an accident has robbed her of her most significant childhood memories. Until the disturbance at the church awakens fragments of those vanished years . . .
A superb, atmospheric thriller, its Gothic overtones commanding attention from the very first page - DAILY MAIL
I loved the atmosphere: the time, the place, the weather, the cold. An unholy collision of Daphne du Maurier and Agatha Christie - ANTHONY HOROWITZ - Creator and Writer of FOYLE'S WAR
A new novel from Kate Mosse is always a treat. Set in a Sussex village where a grisly murder has taken place, THE TAXIDERMIST'S DAUGHTER is part ghost story, part psychological thriller and will send shivers down your spine - GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
Fans of Mosse will love this haunting tale of murder and suspicion - ELLE
Mosse throws one bravura scene after another. This is a book full of heart and superb twists, with an unforgettable heroine and a mystery that will have you thinking long after you've turned the last page - THE INDEPENDENT
Murder, haunting, superstition and fear stalk the pages of this superior gothic thriller set in the Sussex salt marshes. An unputdownable read - WOMAN & HOME
Kate Mosse has written two works of non-fiction, several short stories and one previous novel, Eskimo Kissing. She is the Founder and Honorary Director of the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Administrative Director of Chichester Festival Theatre. She lives in Chichester, West Sussex, with her partner and two children.