When single mother Alex flees her abusive relationship and moves with her teenage son and baby girl to a rural ecovillage, she thinks she's made the best decision of her life. Pine Ridge is idyllic: the off-grid lifestyle and remote location are perfect, and the community is welcoming - mostly. Charmed by its magnetic founder, Kit, and the natural beauty of the former farmland, Alex settles easily into her new home.
But her arrival at Pine Ridge disturbs barely submerged secrets, and she's shaken by a series of eerily familiar events that seem to be connected to the abandoned farmhouse on the hill. Alex realises that, in escaping her own shadowy past, she may have stumbled into someone else's. And this time, there may be nowhere to run.
From international bestselling thriller writer Anna Downes, The Shadow House lures you in and keeps you on edge at every turn.
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Fleeing an abusive relationship, single mother Alex relocates from suburban Sydney to a rural community with her baby daughter and jaded teenage son. But Alex’s anxiety begins to spike as eerie incidents at Pine Ridge dovetail with dark revelations from the past, and she soon realises that her family is facing an even greater threat than before. Steeped in the creeping dread of classic gothic literature and folk horror, The Shadow House is a tense domestic thriller with a distinctly Australian setting. Anna Downes interweaves another mother’s experiences with Alex’s, gradually pushing their parallel stories from the familiar chaos of modern parenthood towards much more serious stakes.