From the author of the acclaimed debut THE LEGACY comes a compelling tale of love, deception and illusion.
England, 1911. When a free-spirited young woman arrives in a sleepy Berkshire village to work as a maid in the household of The Reverend and Mrs Canning, she sets in motion a chain of events which changes all their lives. For Cat has a past - a past her new mistress is willing to overlook, but will never understand
This is not all Hester Canning has to cope with. When her husband invites a young man into their home, he brings with him a dangerous obsession...
During the long, oppressive summer, the rectory becomes charged with ambition, love and jealousy - with the most devastating consequences.
Really, truly outstanding - CHICKLITREVIEWS BLOG
An atmospheric page-turner - WOMAN & HOME - Fanny Blake
This is an engrossing and totally convincing piece of storytelling, a perfect curl-up-by-the-fire read. - YOU MAGAZINE - John Koski
'A mixture of the occult, mysterious beings in the water meadows, love, ambition, jealousy - and murder - make this an exciting, engrossing book. - OXFORD TIMES
Katherine Webb was born in 1977 and grew up in rural Hampshire before reading History at Durham University. She has since spent time living in London and Venice, and now lives in Wiltshire. Having worked as a waitress, au pair, personal assistant, book binder, library assistant, seller of fairy costumes and housekeeper, she now writes full time.