A eerie, gothic ghost story set on the dark wilds of the Yorkshire moors.
**Longlisted for the HWA Gold Crown**
An eerie and compelling ghost story set on the dark wilds of the Yorkshire moors. For fans of The Witchfinder's Sister and The Silent Companions, this gothic tale will weave its way into your imagination and chill you to the bone.
'Spine-tingling... the scariest ghost story I have read in a long time' Barbara Erskine
'A wonderful, macabre evocation of a lost way of life' The Times
'Like something from Emily Bronte's nightmares' Andrew Taylor, author of The Ashes of London
Maybe you've heard tales about Scarcross Hall, the house on the old coffin path that winds from village to moor top. They say there's something up here, something evil.
Mercy Booth isn't afraid. The moors and Scarcross are her home and lifeblood. But, beneath her certainty, small things are beginning to trouble her. Three ancient coins missing from her father's study, the shadowy figure out by the gatepost, an unshakeable sense that someone is watching.
When a stranger appears seeking work, Mercy reluctantly takes him in. As their stories entwine, this man will change everything. She just can't see it yet.
What readers are saying about The Coffin Path:
'A fantastic eerie ghost story to settle down with on a winters night'
'Compelling and chilling, the slow build-up of tension had me completely on edge'
'I couldn't put it down. I felt I was there on the moors, being watched by the unseen'
A wonderfully sinister novel [with] a unique heroine... But the real star here is Clements's beautiful, unsparing evocation of a bygone life on these unforgiving moors - The Times
March Great Read - not to be read alone late at night - Woman & Home
Spine-tingling... the scariest ghost story I have read in a long time.
Brooding and full of creeping menace
Intense, twisty drama... the atmospheric writing and the strong evocation of the landscape are terrific - Daily Mail
Katherine Clements is a critically acclaimed novelist, self-confessed costume drama addict and current Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Manchester. She is editor of Historia, the online magazine of the Historical Writers' Association, and is a member of the HWA committee.