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Caroline Lea
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The Glass Woman

Caroline Lea


9780718188979

MICHAEL JOSEPH


Fiction & Literature;
Historical mysteries;
Historical fiction


Hardback

400 pages

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1686, Iceland. Betrothed unexpectedly to Jon Eriksson, Rosa travels to the isolated, windswept village of Stykkisholmur. Here, the villagers are suspicious of outsiders - especially one from the everdark edge of civilisation.

But Rosa harbours her own suspicions. Her husband buried his first wife alone in the dead of night. He will not talk of it. Instead he gives her a small glass figurine. She does not know what it signifies.

The villagers look on them both not only with suspicion - but dread. They whisper dark threats. There is an evil here - she can feel it. Alone and far from home, Rosa sees the darkness coming. She fears she will be its next victim . . .

By:   Caroline Lea
Imprint:   MICHAEL JOSEPH
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 222mm,  Width: 144mm,  Spine: 36mm
Weight:   514g
ISBN:   9780718188979
ISBN 10:   0718188977
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Caroline Lea grew up in Jersey and gained a First in English Literature & Creative Writing from Warwick University. From there, Caroline became a teacher; she taught English and drama, and was Head of English at a Birmingham boys' grammar school. She now works and writes from home, as well as being a mum to two small autocratic boys.


Deeply eerie and compulsive -- Kate Riordan, author of 'The Stranger' Evocative and beautifully written, with a creeping tension -- Harriet Tyce, author of 'Blood Orange' Utterly unputdownable. Rich in superstition and mystery, it pulled me in. An incredible novel -- Ali Land, author of Sunday Times Bestselling 'Good Me Bad Me' Tremendous. Atmospheric and beautifully wrought, The Glass Woman is both chilling and beguiling -- Elizbabeth Fremantle Like a ghost story told around a winter fire, The Glass Woman is taut, haunting, and broodingly tense. Playing out against the harsh backdrop of the Icelandic winter, it kept me hooked all the way to the end -- Tim Leach, author of The Times Book of the Year 'Smile of the Wolf' A perfect, gripping winter read. I loved it -- Sophie Mackintosh, Man Booker longlisted author of 'The Water Cure' Suspenseful, gripping and beautifully drawn -- Cecilia Ekback, author of 'Wolf Winter' Memorable and compelling. A novel about what haunts us - and what should -- Sarah Moss, author of The Times Book of the Year 'Ghost Wall' Haunting, evocative and utterly compelling. The beautifully drawn narrative transports the reader to a time and place steeped in mystery and superstition, where nothing is ever quite as it seems. Stunning -- Tracy Borman, author of 'The King's Witch' Tells the tale of the Icelandic witch trials * Red * Suspenseful, gripping and beautifully drawn * Cecilia Ekback, author of 'Wolf Winter' * Tremendous. Atmospheric and beautifully wrought, The Glass Woman is both chilling and beguiling * Elizabeth Fremantle * A chilling tale * Good Housekeeping * Like a ghost story told around a winter fire, The Glass Woman is taut, haunting, and broodingly tense. Playing out against the harsh backdrop of the Icelandic winter, it kept me hooked all the way to the end * Tim Leach, author of The Times Book of the Year 'Smile of the Wolf' * Haunting, evocative and utterly compelling. The beautifully drawn narrative transports the reader to a time and place steeped in mystery and superstition, where nothing is ever quite as it seems. Stunning * Tracy Borman, author of 'The King's Witch' * Utterly unputdownable. Rich in superstition and mystery, it pulled me in. An incredible novel * Ali Land, author of Sunday Times Bestselling 'Good Me Bad Me' * A perfect, gripping winter read. I loved it * Sophie Mackintosh, Man Booker longlisted author of 'The Water Cure' * The eerie opening brilliantly sets the scene for a suspenseful read. A tremor cracks open an ice floe and an arm appears, plunging the reader into a harsh landscape and a world of suspicions and secrets * Sunday Express * Intensely written and atmospheric, with an unusual setting, this is a stark evocation of a community where fear of the outsider is rife and unsettling * Daily Mail * Memorable and compelling. A novel about what haunts us - and what should * Sarah Moss, author of The Times Book of the Year 'Ghost Wall' * A fantastic, atmospheric debut * The Times *

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