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THE ATTIC AT WILTON PLACE
Works of: Fiction
THE PERFECT LIFE. THE PERFECT HOME. BUT AT WHAT PRICE?
The perfect life. The perfect home. But at what price?
Introspective Ruth Parker is desperate for love and attention. Overlooked as a child by her cold and critical mother, her pain manifests in loneliness and a crippling lack of self-esteem. When glamorous actress ‘Aunt’ Vanessa, her mother’s childhood friend, shows an interest in her, Ruth basks in the blinding light of her attention.
Once Ruth escapes to university in London, Aunt Vanessa invites her to Wilton Place, her stunning Belgravia residence. As she blossoms under Vanessa’s guidance, Ruth finds herself torn between student life and the hypnotic, luxurious confines of Wilton Place. Belgravia wins out, but when Ruth explores the gloomy attic of her new home and finds a hidden, locked door, she discovers that Vanessa is hiding the darkest of secrets from her childhood, secrets that threaten everything Ruth knew about her own mother.
How far will Ruth go to find the truth – and how much does she really want to know?
A twisty, Gothic-inspired chiller that fans of Kate Morton, Louise Douglas and Kathleen McGurl will love.
- CWA Short Story Dagger - Shortlisted
- CWA Short Story Dagger - Longlisted
Other books by Caroline England
THE SHADOWS OF RUTHERFORD HOUSE
THE HOUSE ON THE WATER’S EDGE
THE HOUSE OF HIDDEN SECRETS
MY HUSBAND’S LIES
BENEATH THE SKIN AKA THE WIFE’S SECRET
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