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The glass house
Eve Chase
Paperback / softback
Penguin Books
UK Publication Date

The stunning new Richard and Judy pick about old family secrets, from the author of Black Rabbit Hall and The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde

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

'Absolutely her best yet' Lisa Jewell, bestselling author of The Family Upstairs

'A wonderful, romantic, compelling mystery. Eve Chase has something of the poet in her: her descriptions of a remote manor house nestling in an ancient forest are worth reading for themselves, but the plotline of The Glass House is utterly absorbing in its own right. We loved it' Richard and Judy Book Club

'The Glass House is not really about a murder, or a creepy house, but about families - the ones we're born into, the ones we make and especially the ones we flee' New York Times

The truth can shatter everything . . .

When the Harrington family discovers an abandoned baby deep in the woods, they decide to keep her a secret and raise her as their own.

But within days a body is found in the grounds of their house and their perfect new family implodes.

Years later, Sylvie, seeking answers to nagging questions about her life, is drawn into the wild beautiful woods where nothing is quite what it seems.

Will she unearth the truth?

And dare she reveal it?

'I adored this beautifully-written, riveting mystery' Rosie Walsh, bestselling author of The Man Who Didn't Call

'So beautifully and insightfully written, with characters I grew to love. A compelling, moving story that kept me turning the pages right to the very last' Katherine Webb, author of The Legacy

Praise for Eve Chase

'Enthralling' Kate Morton

'Simply stunning' Dinah Jefferies

'The most beautiful book you will read this year' Lisa Jewell

'Filled with intrigue' Clare Mackintosh

'Exquisite and evocative' Sarah Vaughan

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Growing up, Eve Chase only ever wanted to be a writer. After studying English literature at university, she worked as a magazine journalist, and particularly loved interviewing colourful characters and nosing around grand private homes. Her fascination with houses - the domestic worlds we inhabit, the family secrets caught within them - steeps the pages of her immersive page-turning fiction. She lives in Oxford with her husband and three children and a very hairy golden retriever, Harry.

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A captivating mystery: beautifully written, with a rich sense of place, a cast of memorable characters, and lots of deep, dark secrets
Kate Morton

Eve Chase is a supremo of this genre . . . An intricately woven novel of suspense and secrets

A beautifully written, atmospheric mystery that will captivate you from the first page to the last

I adored The Glass House by Eve Chase. Sublime writing, secrets, lovable characters I didn't want to leave, and a ripping twisting plot that kept me guessing. An absolute jewel of a book
Dinah Jefferies

Chase's compelling account of dark family secrets - a Richard and Judy Book Club choice - weaves elements of Gothic suspense into a heartwarming modern story of blended families learning to heal the wounds of the past
Daily Mail

I adored this beautifully-written, riveting mystery. Chase is peerless in her ability to stitch together dark secrets and tantalising twists with unforgettable characters and enthralling imagery. I am a die-hard fan!
author of The Man Who Didn't Call - Rosie Walsh

Eve Chase's novels are about glamorous families with tragic pasts, set in wonderful locations. Her writing is rich and her stories full of dreamy mystery. This gorgeous meditation on motherhood is one of my favourite reads so far this year
Daily Mail

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

I enjoyed this book so much that every time I put it down, I wanted to pick it straight back up! I was totally invested in the tale

Dreamy and atmospheric, this wonderful, moving novel time-slips between the Seventies and the present
Daily Mail

The Glass House is not really about a murder, or a creepy house, but about families - the ones we're born into, the ones we make and especially the ones we flee
New York Times

Terrific sense of place; twists aplenty; characters I cared about; an emotive exploration of mother/daughter relationships from birth to death. But it's the writing that lifts this: lush, lyrical, precise, confident.
Sarah Vaughan

If you like your mysteries atmospheric then I highly recommend The Glass House - it's the kind of book that makes you look up in surprise at your present-day surroundings. Long-fused mysteries in the past and present take tantalisingly long time to weave together but the wait is absolutely worth it. Beautiful, transportive writing
Erin Kelly

A cleverly constructed puzzle of a plot whose pieces finally snap together in a truly gratifying manner
Washington Post

This exquisitely written tale about secrets, privilege and what it means to be a family is an absolute treat

I just love Eve Chase's lyrical writing and evocative sense of place. The Glass House is her best yet, a glorious tangle of family secrets, set deep in the woods of Foxcote Manor. A treat.
Louise Candlish

Exquisitely written, this emotional and intriguing novel is a little bit special
Woman & Home

An atmospheric and immersive mystery in which the secrets and lies of the past collide with the present. Chase's writing is, as ever, exquisite
E.C. Fremantle

An emotional thriller steeped in family secrets and the desire to belong

Beautifully written, with a sinister edge
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1st paperback ed
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