A contemporary gothic debut with a feminist edge, for fans of Naomi Alderman and Madeline Miller’The simmering menace and mystery kept me absolutely gripped’ Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne’Rebecca meets The Secret History. Gloriously dark, gloriously gothic’ Sara Collins, author of The Confessions of Frannie LangtonFor 150 years, Caldonbrae Hall has loomed high above the Scottish cliffs as a beacon of excellence. A boarding school for girls, it promises that its pupils will emerge ‘resilient and ready to serve society’.
New to the school, Classics teacher Rose Christie is soon overwhelmed by the institution’s arcane traditions and terrifyingly cool, vindictive students. Her classroom becomes her haven, until her lessons about fearless women starts to draw the suspicions of the powers that be.
As Rose uncovers the darkness that beats at the very heart of Caldonbrae, the lines between myth and reality grow ever more blurred. Can Rose – and the fierce young women she has come to love – find a way to escape the fate the school has in store for them, before it is too late. . .
‘A highly entertaining and atmospheric read’ Kate Sawyer, author of The Stranding’Imagine if Donna Tartt and Margaret Atwood got together to write a creepy, suspenseful novel . . . ‘ Chandler Baker, author of Whisper Network’Strange, dark, and utterly consuming . . . I loved it’ Katie Lowe, author of The Furies’Chilling, eerie and very clever. I devoured it’ Polly Crosby, author of The Illustrated Child’A thrilling debut, reminiscent of Du Maurier. Leaves us breathless at each twist and turn’ Nydia Hetherington, author of A Girl Made Of Air