Beneath the Shadows

Beneath the Shadows

Book - 2012 | 1st U.S. ed.
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In this thrilling gothic suspense debut by Sara Foster in the tradition of Rosamund Lupton and Sophie Hannah, a young mother searches Yorkshire's windswept moors for the truth behind her husband's mysterious disappearance.


When Grace's husband, Adam, inherits an isolated North Yorkshire cottage, they leave the bustle of London behind to try a new life. A week later, Adam vanishes without a trace, leaving their baby daughter, Millie, in her stroller on the doorstep. The following year, Grace returns to the tiny village on the untamed heath. Everyone--the police, her parents, even her best friend and younger sister--is convinced that Adam left her. But Grace, unable to let go of her memories of their love and life together, cannot accept this explanation. She is desperate for answers, but the slumbering, deeply superstitious hamlet is unwilling to give up its secrets. As Grace hunts through forgotten corners of the cottage searching for clues, and digs deeper into the lives of the locals, strange dreams begin to haunt her. Are the villagers hiding something, or is she becoming increasingly paranoid? Only as snowfall threatens to cut her and Millie off from the rest of the world does Grace make a terrible discovery. She has been looking in the wrong place for answers all along, and she and her daughter will be in terrible danger if she cannot get them away in time.

"A haunting tale of loss and one woman's search for the truth no matter the consequences. This vividly written novel will leave you breathless and as chilled as the starkly beautiful North Yorkshire moors where this compelling story unfolds." -Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of These Things Hidden

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2012.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780312643362
Branch Call Number: FIC FOSTER
Characteristics: 306 p. ; 25 cm.


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Jun 14, 2013

Not the type of thriller I was expecting. The writing was a little dull and it lacked a bit on the description front. The only reason I finished the book was to figure what the mystery was...Turns out it wasn't all that exciting.

Sep 04, 2012

A slightly slow mystery, but interesting nonetheless.

akarenina Aug 06, 2012

The first half was so slow moving and and boring that I just skimmed the last 1/2 to get the conclusion. Weak character and plot development. No real suspense. The author needs a lot of practise if she is trying to write a modern gothic mystery.

hgeng63 Jun 23, 2012

Not as atmospheric as Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca.


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