What she can't see can hurt her
'Kept us utterly spooked and utterly hooked' HEAT
'Claustrophobic and compelling' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
'Unputdownable' LAURA MARSHALL
'A vivid portrait of buried tensions' DAILY MAIL
'An intense tale of deceit, treachery and loss' THE SUN
'Scary, pacy and compelling' CLAIRE DOUGLAS
'Creepy and atmospheric' AMANDA JENNINGS
I have this dream.
In it, I'm in the house and it's dark and I know someone's in there with me
Even though I can't see them . . .
For Sarah and Patrick, family life has always been easy. But when Sarah's mother dies, it sends Sarah into a downwards spiral. Knowing they need a fresh start, Patrick moves the family to the beachside house he grew up in.
But there is a catch: while their new home carries only happy memories for Patrick, to everyone else it's known as the Murder House - named for the family that was killed there.
Patrick is adamant they can make it perfect again, though with their children plagued by nightmares and a constant sense they're being watched, Sarah's not so sure.
Because the longer they live in their 'dream home', the more different her loving husband becomes . . .
A chilling psychological thriller about dark family dysfunction and the secrets that haunt us, The Woman in the Dark will captivate fans of B. A Paris, Clare Mackintosh and Stephen King's The Shining.
What readers are saying about THE WOMAN IN THE DARK:
'I can honestly say that this book will be next years must read psychological thriller of 2019'
'A deeply disturbing psychological thriller which always stays on the right side of horror'
'What a cracker of a book. Unputdownable and well written'
'I loved this book and stayed up half the night to finish it'
'A real page-turner . . . I thoroughly enjoyed it'
'A dark and many layered book. Hooked from the very first page'
Brilliant . . . a fantastic ending with a twist that I did not see coming
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.
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