‘Atmospheric and foreboding this is the perfect contemporary homage to the gothic tradition.’ – The Sun
Beneath the surface lies a terrible secret…
Hollywood, 1975: Tragedy sends troubled film star Vivien Lockhart into the arms of Giovanni Moretti, and it seems her fortunes have finally changed. Until she meets his sister, and learns that dark shadows haunt her new husband’s past…
Tuscany, Present day: Everyone in London is searching for Lucy Whittaker – so Lucy needs to disappear. But her new home, the crumbling Castillo Barbarossa, is far from the secluded paradise it seemed.
Across the decades, Vivien and Lucy find themselves trapped in the idyllic Italian villa.
And if they are ever to truly escape its walls, they must first unearth its secrets…
Rebecca meets Sante Montefiore in this atmospheric tale of lies, obsession, and betrayal…
‘Wonderfully atmospheric and suspenseful’ – Nicola Cornick, author of The Phantom Tree
‘Addictive reading, Victoria Fox hooks you and doesn’t let go. It’s Kate Morton with added sass!’ – Jenny Oliver, author of The Sunshine and Biscotti Club
‘Fox is a huge literary talent and this new novel is by far her most impressive to date.’ – Heat
‘Feverish, claustrophobic and superbly written, this tale – a new direction for Victoria Fox – draws heavily on Rebecca and Jane Eyre. There is more than one terrific twist and the clever cliff-hanger chapter-endings will keep you compulsively turning the pages.’ – Daily Mail
‘This Gothic like Romance is atmospheric and oh-so readable’ – The Sun on Sunday
‘An entertainingly escapist adventure’ – Sunday Mirror
‘Victoria Fox’s Story will keep you enthralled… A story of mystery and past secrets certain to keep you guessing to the very end’ – The People’s Friend
‘A gothic thriller about a love triangle gone wrong. Dark and feisty; we love it.' – Now Magazine
‘dripping in atmosphere [and] mysteries abound' – Yours Magazine
‘The queen of fun and romance.’ – The Lady
About the author
Victoria Fox divides her time between Bristol and London.
She used to work in publishing and is now the author of 6 novels.
Customer ReviewsSee All
It pulls you in from the first chapter to the last!
...beautifully written. Enjoyed the book immensely.