From Catriona McPherson, the Agatha-Award winning author of Quiet Neighbors, comes a clever, spine-tingling standalone Gothic thriller.
“Go to My Grave is both a classic ‘country house mystery’ and a thriller. Atmospheric, with mind-bending twists, a narrator who may or may not be reliable, and an ending that will take your breath away and leave you astonished.” —Louise Penny
Donna Weaver has put everything she has into restoring The Breakers, an old bed and breakfast on a remote stretch of beach in Galloway. Now it sits waiting—freshly painted, richly furnished, filled with flowers—for the first guests to arrive.
But Donna's guests, a contentious group of estranged cousins, soon realize that they’ve been here before, years ago. Decades have passed, but that night still haunts them: a sixteenth birthday party that started with peach schnapps and ended with a girl walking into the sea.
Each of them had made a vow of silence: “lock it in a box, stitch my lips, and go to my grave.”
But now someone has broken the pact. Amid the home-baked scones and lavish rooms, someone is playing games, locking boxes, stitching lips. And before the weekend is over, at least one of them will go to their grave.
Donna Weaver, the narrator of this eerie standalone from Agatha-winner McPherson (Scot Free), and her mother have spent a lot of money to turn the Breakers, a beautiful old seaside house in Galloway, Scotland, into a fancy bed and breakfast. The business is off to a promising start when eight cousins, who are all old friends, book the property for a reunion and a 10th wedding anniversary celebration. When the group arrives, they realize that they've all been here before, 25 years earlier, at a 16th birthday party for the person who instigated the reunion, Sasha Mowbray. But it seems that the choice of the Breakers was no coincidence. When strange and awful things begin to happen, the cousins are convinced that it's all because of something that happened at that birthday party, something that they had all promised never to talk about. Lovers of classic manor house mysteries are in for a treat.