And No Birds Shall Sing
Not all spirits rest in peace…
Following a personal tragedy, a recovering Grace Clements relocates with her husband and daughter to an old cottage in idyllic rural Oxfordshire. As the family integrate into the seemingly benign local community, they learn unsettling facts about the cottage’s dark past. Grace quickly becomes uncomfortably aware of a menacing presence within their new home.
Stumbling upon a neglected cemetery, Grace and her daughter discover the graves of the house’s previous inhabitants, including those of nine babies. Dismayed to find herself pregnant, Grace suspects she has awoken something truly evil in her new residence. She develops a creeping sense of unease as she unravels the disturbing truth about the history of the cottage and the fate of its occupants.
Who is the sinister boy watching Grace and her family? Are there malevolent forces at work? Or is the mentally fragile Grace heading for another breakdown?
A spellbinding paranormal thriller from the best-selling author of Lay Me To Rest. You may want to keep the lights on…
Author Bio –
Elizabeth Clark was born and raised in the Midlands, where she continues to live with her husband and son, plus an assortment of pets. Much of her formative existence was spent with her head in a book, and from an early age, she grew to relish the sheer escapism afforded by both reading and writing fiction. Putting things on hold for a time to raise her three children, she has resumed her fervent scribbling.
She has a love of antiquity and a penchant for visiting old graveyards, often speculating on the demise of those entombed beneath. Whilst she has written short stories and poetry for many years, a lifelong fascination with all things paranormal culminated in her first novel for adults, ‘Lay Me to Rest’, published in September 2017 by HQ Digital.
‘And No Birds Shall Sing’, to be published by Crooked Cat in October 2018, is her second foray into the realms of the supernatural.
Social Media Links – Twitter handle – @EAClarkAuthor ;
Goodreads – E.A. Clark – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17100457.E_A_Clark
One I started this book I couldn’t put it down, it’s well written and extremely fast-paced. My kind of novel. From the first page, I felt hooked reading about Harriet and her little boy and all her miscarriages, Clark has a gift for getting you into the head of her characters and I really felt for Harriet.
There is also an uneasy feeling throughout the novel which kept me guessing as to what would happen. The novel really picks up the pace when it moves on to Sam, Grace, and Cassie as they move to an old cottage in search of a fresh start and there the creepy and scary things really start to happen. Clark also does a great job of weaving multiple timelines into the novel so we get a good idea of the backstory and this works well to make the story intriguing. This is a great ghost story, perfect for Halloween!