The Weight of Angels
By Catriona McPherson
A stark and terrifying thriller set in a chilling psychiatric home in the wilds of Scotland.
What secrets do the dark bones of Dundrennan Abbey hold?
A year ago, she was happily married, bringing up her beloved son, running her successful beauty salon and living with her loving husband in her dream house.
Now Ali McGovern's dreams are slipping away and all her old ghosts are coming back to haunt her. A job at Howell Hall, the private psychiatric facility near her rented cottage and the ruined abbey, seems too good to be true. But why has the couple who run the place employed her when she is clearly not qualified to do it? How can they afford to pay her so well? And what are they hiding?
When a body is discovered in a shallow grave by the abbey on Ali's first day at work, it feels like one last horror. But it's just the beginning of her descent into a nightmare world she never imagined existed so close to home.
'An unnerving and suspenseful novel, THE WEIGHT OF ANGELS is McPherson's best yet' - Karin Slaughter, New York Times and International Bestselling author
Catriona McPherson is the best-selling and multi-award-winning author of over twenty crime novels, mostly set in her native Scotland. She now lives in California where she writes full-time.
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24 Aug 2017
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This is a terrific mystery thriller, a gothic tale for the smartphone age, with some of the most fully human characters I've read this year. I loved every page. — Morning Star
An unnerving and suspenseful novel, [The Weight of Angels] is McPherson's best yet — Karin Slaughter, New York Times and international bestselling author
McPherson is a master of creating psychological tension and doubts about the motives of her characters . . . The clever way McPherson reveals each hint of the truth makes this a one-sitting read — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
McPherson keeps the suspense level high — Publishers Weekly
Intricate [and] deeply claustrophobic — Entertainment Weekly