The haunting second novel from the author of The Night of the Flood. Two women, separated by decades, are drawn together by one, mysterious house on the North Norfolk coast.
‘Part ghost story, part thriller, I loved it.’ Louise Hare, author of This Lovely CityDECEMBER, 1962Desperate for a happy Christmas after a disastrous year, Malorie rents a remote house on the Norfolk coast for herself and her daughter Franny. Yet when a furious blizzard traps the pair indoors, the strained silence between them feels louder than ever.
Escaping to the attic, Malorie finds the discarded diaries of Rosemary, who lived at the Marsh House through the Thirties. As she reads, she finds herself inexorably drawn into Rosemary’s lonely existence – until past and present begin to blur entirely…
Praise for The Marsh House:’Zoe Somerville is a born storyteller and this page-turner delivers plenty of creepy thrills.’ The Times ‘A satisfyingly dark, gothic tale where the past is never far behind you.’ Rhiannon Ward, author of The Quickening ‘Beautifully written, atmospheric as hell, and elegantly constructed, the story of The Marsh House will draw you into its grip and never let go till the final word.’ Jane Johnson, author of The Sea Gate ‘Deliciously eerie and unsettling, The Marsh House had me bewitched from page one. I loved its layers of history and secrets. A haunting gem of a book.’ Susan Allott, author of The Silence ‘A fabulous read, deft and precise, with a satisfying mystery at its centre, based upon a beautifully compassionate reading of the tradition of English folk magic.’ Amanda Mason, author of The Hiding Place ‘Immersed in the landscape of the North Norfolk coast, this is a clever, suspenseful novel that kept me intrigued. Part ghost story, part thriller, I loved it.’ Louise Hare, author of This Lovely City