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The Two Houses

The Two Houses

A novel of buried secrets and the people who hide them, from the author of These Dividing Walls.

After an acclaimed career in ceramics making things and breaking things, it is now Jay herself who has cracked. Recovering from a breakdown, she and her husband Simon move to the desolate edges of the Yorkshire moors, where they find and fall in love with the Two Houses: a crumbling Victorian property whose central rooms were supposedly so haunted that a previous owner had them cut out from the building entirely.

But on uprooting their city life and moving to the sheltered grey village of Hestle, Jay and Simon discover it’s not only the Two Houses that seems to be haunted by an obscure past. It becomes increasingly clear that the villagers don’t want them there at all – and when building work to make the two houses whole again starts, a discovery is made that will unearth decades-old secrets . . .

(P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
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Genre: Europe / British Isles / United Kingdom, Great Britain / England / North & North East England / Yorkshire

On Sale: 22nd March 2018

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781473663268


Confident and brilliant
Superbly written, utterly gripping and has more than a touch of Wuthering Heights and Rebecca
Daily Mail
Fran's brilliance lies in her ability to explore the everyday - the seemingly unremarkable lives of individuals. To burrow behind the opposing, uplifting, unpleasant, defiant thoughts of her characters and glimpse the world from a different point of view
The Pool
Superbly written and utterly gripping
Daily Mail
Woman's Weekly
Beautifully written
You'll find yourselves gripping the book as you race towards the thrilling finale
East London Guardian
Atmospheric with a wonderful cast of characters that prove the depth of Cooper's empathy and talent. Eerie, evocative and captivating, the tension is built masterfully and keeps you guessing as a city couple try to unearth the secrets of an isolated community. The writing is blindingly good. A total triumph.
Tor Udall