The Glass Woman


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6.0 X 1.5 X 9.1 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author

Caroline Lea was born and raised in Jersey in the United Kingdom. The Glass Woman is her second novel. She lives in Warwick, England.


"Gripped me in a cold fist. Beautiful."--Sara Collins, author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton
"A fantastic, atmospheric debut."--Times, London
"A perfect, gripping winter read. I loved it."--Sophie Mackintosh, author of The Water Cure
"This evocative debut is compelling with a brilliant twist."--Daily Express, UK--four out of five stars
"Memorable and compelling. A novel about what haunts us--and what should."--Sarah Moss, author of Ghost Wall
"The eerie opening brilliantly sets the scene for a suspenseful read. A tremor cracks open an ice floe and an arm appears, plunging the reader into a harsh landscape and a world of suspicions and secrets."--Sunday Express, UK
"A chilling tale."--Good Housekeeping, UK
"Intensely written and atmospheric, with an unusual setting, this is a stark evocation of a community where fear of the outsider is rife and unsettling."--Daily Mail, UK
"Utterly unputdownable. Rich in superstition and mystery, it pulled me in. An incredible novel."--Ali Land, author of Good Me Bad Me
"Haunting, evocative and utterly compelling. The Glass Woman transports the reader to a time and place steeped in mystery, where nothing is ever quite as it seems. Stunning."--Tracy Borman, author of The King's Witch
"Like a ghost story told around a winter fire, The Glass Woman is taut, haunting, and broodingly tense. Playing out against the harsh backdrop of the Icelandic winter, it kept me hooked all the way to the end."--Tim Leach, author of Smile of the Wolf
"A young woman caught in a loveless marriage faces dangers real and imagined in 17th-century Iceland.... A haunting novel delivers chills... amplifying the impact of both an alluring but hostile landscape and a closed society on a vulnerable young woman."--Kirkus
"Mystery and potential danger linger throughout as the story builds to the reveal.... Lovely prose and the lulling feel of escape into another time... will satisfy readers who wish to be submerged in the ways of an old world."--Publishers Weekly
"A gothic novel for a cold climate. Mesmerizing."--Elly Griffiths, author of The Stranger Diaries
"An enthralling tale of the Icelandic witch trials."--Stacey Halls, author of The Familiars
"Suspenseful, gripping and beautifully drawn."--Cecilia EkbΓ€ck, author of Wolf Winter
"Tremendous. Atmospheric and beautifully wrought, The Glass Woman is both chilling and beguiling."--Elizabeth Fremantle, author of Sisters of Treason
"Lea crafts deeply intriguing characters while bringing to life their harsh landscape. Full of emotion, mystery, and suspense, this unique love story will keep readers guessing until the very end."--Booklist
"A mesmerizing and visceral tale of faith and resilience, love and agency, and the corrosive effects of our deepest secrets."--Brooklyn Digest
"Piercing.... Devastating and revelatory."--New York Times Book Review
"Crackles with tension. Moving and atmospheric, I couldn't put it down."--Laura Purcell, author of The Silent Companions and The Corset
"An Icelandic Jane Eyre."--Sunday Times, UK