House of the Lost

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Simon and Schuster, 2010 - Fiction - 408 pages
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When novelist Theo Kendal inherits the remote Norfolk house where his cousin Charmery was murdered, he believes it will bring him closer to the truth about her death. It will also be the ideal place to finish his new book.

But the bleak Fenn House is a lonely and sometimes uncomfortable place to spend the winter. And the strangest thing is that Theo's new novel seems to be writing itself - and heading in an unplanned direction. Theo finds himself describing a young boy called Matthew who lives in constant fear of a visit from the cold-eyed men. Struggling to understand the dangerous secrets that surround him and his family, Matthew inhabits a terrifying world where people die in macabre circumstances, where they can be imprisoned without trial or reason, their identities wiped from the world forever.

And then Theo discovers that Matthew and his family really existed, part of a dark and violent segment of recent history that threatens to reach out across the years to tear his life apart.

And somehow it all connects to the death of his cousin Charmery.
 

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Author Sarah Rayne features regularly on my reading list and I've been looking forward to reading House of the Lost since it's publication last year. Rayne developed a complex narrative, weaving ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
12
Section 3
24
Section 4
33
Section 5
42
Section 6
53
Section 7
66
Section 8
77
Section 20
221
Section 21
235
Section 22
248
Section 23
258
Section 24
273
Section 25
286
Section 26
295
Section 27
305

Section 9
88
Section 10
99
Section 11
107
Section 12
119
Section 13
135
Section 14
144
Section 15
160
Section 16
174
Section 17
184
Section 18
196
Section 19
210
Section 28
314
Section 29
322
Section 30
331
Section 31
342
Section 32
351
Section 33
364
Section 34
374
Section 35
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Section 36
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About the author (2010)

Sarah Rayne is the pseudonym of a well-known award-winng British author of several suspense novels, including A Dark Dividing, The Death Chamber, and Spider Light.

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