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Publisher Description

From the award-winning author of In the Shadow of Blackbirds comes a stunning new novel—a masterfully crafted story of love, loss, and second chances. Set during the fear and panic of the Great Influenza of 1918, The Uninvited is part gothic ghost-story, part psychological thriller, perfect for those who loved The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield or The Vanishing by Wendy Webb.

Twenty-five year old Ivy Rowan rises from her bed after being struck by the flu, only to discover the world has been torn apart in just a few short days. 

But Ivy’s life-long gift—or curse—remains.  For she sees the uninvited ones—ghosts of loved ones who appear to her, unasked, unwelcomed, for they always herald impending death. On that October evening in 1918 she sees the spirit of her grandmother, rocking in her mother’s chair. An hour later, she learns her younger brother and father have killed a young German out of retaliation for the death of Ivy’s older brother Billy in the Great War.

Horrified, she leaves home, to discover the flu has caused utter panic and the rules governing society have broken down. Ivy is drawn into this new world of jazz, passion, and freedom, where people live for the day, because they could be stricken by nightfall. But as her ‘uninvited guests’ begin to appear to her more often, she knows her life will be torn apart once more, but Ivy has no inkling of the other-worldly revelations about to unfold.

The Uninvited is an atmospheric, haunting, and utterly compelling novel. 

Fiction & Literature
August 11
William Morrow Paperbacks

Customer Reviews

Mandapere0922 ,

Great read

This is the second book by Cat Winters and this book has amazing twist. This book is set in 1918 where 25 year old Ivy Rowan who woke up when she heard her father and her brother come home cover in blood. She packed up her things and left her home. Ivy and her mother can see spirits they believe they see them and then someone dies that is close to them. Ivy meets Daniel and they have become close. Ivy has amazing heart. Always trying to help those who were dying from the flu and help Daniel. And then Ivy learns of something and that is where the story takes a big twist. I highly recommend this story.

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