Dear Reader, the man I love is trying to kill me…
With shades of Daphne du Maurier, a mesmerising tale of secrets, entrapment and a dark obsession from the author of the BBC2 Between the Covers pick The Dictator’s Wife.
‘A delicious page-turning mystery within a mystery’ LIZ HYDER
‘A twisty treasure hunt of a novel… Utterly beguiling’ LIZZIE POOK
‘It glistens with a hint of the danger that lurks within‘ CHARLOTTE PHILBY
‘Claustrophobic and clever storytelling’ JANE SHEMILT
1932. Emily Blackwood, adventuress and plant hunter, travels north for a curious new commission. A gentleman has written to request she catalogue his vast collection of taxidermied creatures before sale.
On arrival, Emily finds a ruined castle, its owner haunted by a woman who vanished five decades before. And when she discovers the ripped pages of a diary, crammed into the walls, she realises dark secrets lie here, waiting to entrap her too…
The Birdcage Library will hold you in its spell until the final page.
‘An atmospheric read – add in a literary treasure hunt and this is irresistible’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
‘Deliciously creepy and very clever. Keeps you glued until the final twist’ WOMAN & HOME
‘Compulsive. A twisty, atmospheric tale of dark secrets and hidden clues‘ KATE HAMER
‘Wonderfully gothic and immersive’ I NEWSPAPER
‘Gothic, gorgeous, atmospheric; an immersive page-turner to be swept up in’ ELLERY LLOYD
‘Addictive . Beautifully atmospheric and darkly compelling, this Gothic tale of two unusual women, murder and obsession will draw you in and keep you guessing until the final page’ HEAT
‘A most intriguing detective story within the most gothic of atmospheres – a double shiver of pleasure’ THE CHAP
‘Perfect for lovers of lush, creepy tales, this is gothic historical fiction at its best’ ANIKA SCOTT