Erskine, Barbara House of Echoes

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House of Echoes

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When Joss, an adopted child, discovers that her real mother has left the beautiful family home, Belheddon Hall, to her, she is thrilled, until she discovers that the Hall is haunted by a presence which will not tolerate husbands or sons living in the house.

When Joss Grant inherits the beautiful old house on the East Anglian coast, it is a dream come true. Eager to begin a new life there with her husband and son, she is also impatient to find out about her newly discovered family who lived there for generations.

But Joss begins to hears echoing voices and senses an invisible presence, watching her from the shadows. Are they spirits from the past? Or is it her imagination? As she learns, with mounting horror, of the house's tragic history, her fears intensify, for she realizes that both her family and her own sanity are at the mercy of a violent and powerful energy which seems beyond anyone's control.

Despite the threat to her own husband and son, Joss is unable to break free, and, in a last desperate attempt, conjures up the presence to deal with ‘it’ once and for all.

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'Her forte is mood, atmosphere and the toe-curling frisson.' Sunday Times

‘Readers of Barbara Erskine are held in thrall’
Woman’s Realm

‘Stephen King meeting Ruth Rendell’
Frank Delaney

'Barbara Erskine's storytelling talent is undeniable' The Times

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The past isn't always dead or buried…

When Joss Grant, adopted at birth, inherits Belheddon Hall – a beautyful old house on the East Anglian coast – it is like a dream come true. Eager to begin a new life there with Luke, her husband, and Tom, her small son, she is also impatient to find out about her newly discovered family who lived there for generations.

But not long after they move in, Tom wakes screaming at night. Joss hears echoing voices and senses an invisible presence, watching her from the shadows. Are they spirits from the past? Or is she imagining them? As she learns, with mounting horror, of Belheddon's tragic and dramatic history, her fear grows very real, for she realises that both her family and her own sanity are at the mercy of a violent and powerful energy which seems beyond anyone's control.

"Stephen King meeting Ruth Rendell"
FRANK DELANEY

"Vivid, romantic and deliciously scary…Erskine at her storytelling best"
LIVING

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Erskine, Barbara
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (1996)
ISBN 10: 0006479278 ISBN 13: 9780006479277
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