The Woman In The Dark by Vanessa SavageThe Woman In The Dark by Vanessa Savage

The Woman In The Dark

byVanessa Savage

Hardcover | March 12, 2019

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In the vein of The Couple Next Door, a debut psychological thriller about a woman who moves with her family to the gothic seaside house where her husband grew up -- and where 15 years ago another family was brutally slaughtered.

Sarah and Patrick are happy. But after her mother's death, Sarah spirals into depression and overdoses on sleeping pills. While Sarah claims it was an accident, her teenage children aren't so sure. Patrick decides they all need a fresh start and he knows just the place, since the idyllic family home where he was raised has recently come up for sale. There's only one catch: for the past fifteen years, it has become infamous as the "Murder House", standing empty after a family was stabbed to death within its walls.

Patrick believes they can bring the house back to its former glory, so Sarah, uprooted from everything she knows, pours her energy into painting, gardening, and giving the rotting old structure the warmth of home. But with locals hinting that the house is haunted, the news that the murderer has been paroled, strange writing on the walls, and creepy "gifts" arriving on the doorstep at odd hours, Sarah can't shake the feeling that something just isn't right. Not with the house, not with the town, or even with her own, loving husband -- whose stories about his perfect childhood suddenly aren't adding up. Can Sarah uncover the secrets of the Murder House before another family is destroyed?
Vanessa Savage is a graphic designer and illustrator. She has twice been awarded a Writers' Bursary by Literature Wales, most recently for A Woman in the Dark. She won the Myriad Editions First Crimes competition in 2016 and her work has been highly commended in the Yeovil International Fiction Prize, short listed for the Harry Bowling...
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Title:The Woman In The DarkFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1.12 inPublished:March 12, 2019Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1538714299

ISBN - 13:9781538714294

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from A creepy read A dark, creepy read, "Woman in the Dark" tells the story of Sarah and Patrick, living in Wales and raising two children, 17 year old Joe and 15 year old Mya. Their story, however, is filled with lies. The reader learns that as a child Patrick was abused by his parents and spent some time in custodial care. His parents lost their home to the bank and Patrick, later married to Sarah, seeks to buy it back. The home has been vacant for years having been the scene of the murder of a family. Once Sarah and Patrick and their family move back into the home, their lives unravel and the lies become apparent. While this book kept my interest, this story of a dysfunctional family is a disturbing read.
Date published: 2019-03-13

Editorial Reviews

"A real page turner....The book has twists and turns you don't see coming and lead to a shocking climactic reveal...[Savage] will be one to watch in the future."-Red Carpet Crash