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The Woman in the Dark

The must-read addictive thriller of 2019

By Vanessa Savage

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A chilling psychological thriller about dark family dysfunction and the secrets that haunt us - perfect for fans of I Let You Go and The Ice Twins.

For Sarah and Patrick, family life has always been easy. But when Sarah's mother dies, it sends her into a downwards spiral. Knowing they need a fresh start, Patrick moves the family to the idyllic, beach-side house he grew up in.

But there is a catch: while for Patrick their new home carries only happy memories, to everyone else it's 'the Murder House' - named for the family killed there. Patrick is adamant they can make it perfect again, though with their children plagued by nightmares and the odd 'gifts' arriving on the doorstep, Sarah's not so sure.

And the longer they live in their 'dream home', the more different Sarah's kind, loving husband becomes. Soon Sarah starts to wonder what secrets hide beneath its walls, and if they are secrets Patrick has been hiding his whole life . . .

Biographical Notes

Vanessa Savage is a graphic designer and illustrator. She has twice been awarded a Writers' Bursary by Literature Wales, most recently for her debut novel, The 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 Prize, and the Caledonia Fiction Prize. She was on the longlist for the Bath Novel Award.


Vanessa lives by the sea in South Wales with her husband and two daughters.

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  • ISBN: 9780751571516
  • Publication date: 10 Jan 2019
  • Page count: 384
  • Imprint: Sphere
LOVED The Woman in the Dark by Vanessa Savage. Unputdownable thriller that I devoured in a couple of sittings — Laura Marshall, Sunday Times bestselling author of FRIEND REQUEST
Read this brilliantly creepy thriller in one weekend because I couldn't put it down! So scary, pacy and compelling with a very clever twist. One I'm still thinking about now — Claire Douglas, Sunday Times bestselling author of LAST SEEN ALIVE
Creepy, atmospheric, and with a tangible sense of growing unease which powers a compelling story and keeps you turning the pages. Vanessa Savage is a name to watch and I can't wait to see what she writes next! — Amanda Jennings, bestselling author of THE CLIFF HOUSE
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