The Woman in the Wood

The Woman in the Wood

By  Lesley Pearse

The enthralling new novel from the 10-million-copy, number 1 bestselling author.

Fifteen-year-old Maisy Mitcham and her twin brother Duncan lose their mother to an insane asylum one night in 1955.

The twins are sent to their grandmother's country house, Nightingales. Cold and distant, she leaves them to their own devices, to explore and to grow. That is until the day Duncan doesn't come home from the woods.

With their grandmother seeming to have little interest in her grandson's disappearance, and the police soon giving up hope, it is left to Maisy to discover the truth. And she will start with Grace Deville. A woman who lives alone in the wood, about whom rumours abound . . .

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Trade Paperback

9781405921060

July 3, 2017

Michael Joseph (UK)

RRP $32.99

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Hardback

9781405921053

July 15, 2017

Michael Joseph (UK)

RRP $49.99

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EBook

9781405921077

June 29, 2017

Penguin eBooks (UK Adult)

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Extract

West London, 1960

Maisy was woken by a piercing scream. Startled, she sat up in bed, assuming the sound was coming from the street. But then she heard the cry for a second time and realized it was coming from inside the house. It was her mother.

She rushed to her bedroom door and out on to the landing, then paused when she heard her father’s voice travelling up from the floor below.

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