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Hiding from the Light By Barbara Erskine

Hiding from the Light
by Barbara Erskine

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Why does the advertisement for the sale of Liza's cottage turn Emma Dickson's life upside down with longing? Something is happening in the parish in which the cottage stands, a growing sense of unease and evil haunts Emma. How can the villagers defeat the evil before it destroys them all?
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Hiding from the Light by Barbara Erskine

The big new novel by the bestselling author of WHISPERS IN THE SAND is a gripping tale of witchcraft and romance, past and present, as her modern-day characters are caught up in a battle that has been raging for hundreds of years. Emma Dickson has a successful City career and a flourishing relationship. So why does the advertisement for sale of Liza's Cottage, a house she remembers from childhood holidays on the rural Essex coast, turn her well-ordered life upside down with longing? Mike Sinclair is the new rector of Manningtree and Mistley, the tightly knit community where Liza's Cottage is situated. He is fascinated by the history of the parish, especially the seventeenth century, when Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins conducted his terrible work. It is his ghost that haunts the old shop in the high street, they say - or perhaps the spirits of his victims. Emma pins her dreams on her move to Mistley. But, once there, she is haunted by nightmares, dreams of the past, of the cottage's original owner at the time of the witch-hunt. The home she wanted so desperately now seems menacing. Mike is worried by the increasing level of supernatural disturbance in his parish. What has led to the growing sense of unease and violence that has the town in its grip? He starts to investigate but realises with horror that he himself feels the influence of whatever evil is stalking the town...As the ancient feast of Halloween approaches, the escalating sense of menace threatens to explode into terrifying violence. Only a handful of people glimpse what is really going on. Can they work out how to defeat the evil before it destroys them all?

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Hiding from the Light Reviews

'Readers of Barbara Erskine are held in thrall' Woman's Realm 'Stephen King meeting Ruth Rendell' Frank Delaney

About Barbara Erskine

A historian by training, Barbara Erskine is the author of six bestselling novels that demonstrate her interest in both history and the supernatural, plus two collections of short stories. Her books have appeared at least twenty different languages. She lives with her family in an ancient manor house near Colchester, and in a cottage near Hay-on-Wye.

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Hiding from the Light by Barbara Erskine
Barbara Erskine
Used - Very Good
HarperCollins Publishers
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