The Daughters of Foxcote Manor

Eve Chase (Author)
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Description

Readers of Lisa Jewell and Simone St. James will delight in this haunting, touching story of mothers, daughters, and belonging--and the devastating lies families tell themselves in order to survive.

One of Bustle's Most Anticipated Books for Summer 2020
One of PopSugar's Best Books of July

An isolated forest estate.
A family with a terrible secret.
The discovery that changes everything.

England, 1970. On the one-year anniversary of the Harrington family's darkest night, their beautiful London home goes up in flames. Mrs. Harrington, the two children, and live-in nanny Rita relocate to Foxcote Manor, ostensibly to recuperate. But the creeping forest, where lost things have a way of coming back, is not as restful as it seems. When thirteen-year-old Hera discovers a baby girl abandoned just beyond their garden gate, this tiniest, most wondrous of secrets brings a much-needed sunlit peace, until a visitor detonates the family's tenuous happiness. All too soon a body lies dead in the woods.

Forty years later, London-based Sylvie is an expert at looking the other way. It's how she stayed married to her unfaithful husband for more than twenty years. But she's turned over a new leaf, having left him for a fresh start. She buried her own origin story decades ago, never imagining her teenage daughter would have a shocking reason to dig the past up--and to ask Sylvie to finally face the secrets that lead her back to Foxcote Manor.

Product Details

Price
$27.00  $24.84
Publisher
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publish Date
July 21, 2020
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.9 X 1.6 X 9.1 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780525542384

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About the Author

Eve Chase is the author of Black Rabbit Hall and The Wildling Sisters, and the pseudonym of journalist and novelist Polly Williams. She lives in Oxford, England with her husband and three children.

Reviews

"A captivating mystery: beautifully written, with a rich sense of place, a cast of memorable characters, and lots of deep, dark secrets."
--Kate Morton, author of The Clockmaker's Daughter

"Eve Chase is an extraordinary writer and The Daughters of Foxcote Manor is absolutely her best yet. No one creates families as complex, loveable and utterly believable as Chase and she is the master of the dual time frame narrative."
--Lisa Jewell, author of The Family Upstairs

"Eve Chase is right up there with Tana French and Sarah Waters as an author who writes page-turning masterpieces that meld a vibrant sense of place with a heartbreaking cast of characters. I devoured her latest, and will be recommending it to everyone I know. Her plot twists floored me, and this haunting story will stay with me for a very long time."
--Fiona Davis, author of The Chelsea Girls

"Utterly captivating, this is a glorious dream of a novel - an irresistible story of family secrets, beautifully written."
--Emma Rous, author of The Au Pair

"I adored this beautifully-written, riveting mystery. Chase is peerless in her ability to stitch together dark secrets and tantalizing twists with unforgettable characters and enthralling imagery. I am a die-hard fan!"
--Rosie Walsh, author of Ghosted

"Bewitching and beguiling. . . . As suspenseful as the mistress of psychological drama, Daphne Du Maurier. Chase is simply brilliant." --Veronica Henry, author of How to Find Love in a Bookshop

"I just love Eve Chase's lyrical writing and evocative sense of place. The Daughters of Foxcote Manor is her best yet...A treat." --Louise Candlish, bestselling author of Our House

"So beautifully and insightfully written, with characters I grew to love populating a compelling, moving story that kept me turning the pages right to the very last. Chase handles the various unexpected ways our earliest experiences shape and define us with huge empathy and sensitivity. It's an evocative and engrossing read."
--Katherine Webb, author of The Legacy

"Evocative and beautifully written The Daughters of Foxcote Manor sucked me into a mystery as atmospheric and densely packed with secrets as the forest in which it's set." --Rachel Rhys, author of Fatal Inheritance