About BLACK RABBIT HALL:
Exquisitely crafted and brilliantly paced, BLACK RABBIT HALL (Putnam; On-Sale February 9, 2016) is Eve Chase’s remarkable story of two women, born three-plus decades apart, whose family secrets and heartbreaking losses link them to a sprawling manor home along Britain’s rugged Cornish coast.
In the tradition of Daphne du Maurier and Dodie Smith, BLACK RABBIT HALL weaves the twin stories of fourteen-year-old Amber Alton and thirty-two-year-old Lorna Dunaway, each with an inextricable connection to a stately manor house in Cornwall. The child of a British father and his adored American wife, Amber spends heavenly summers at Rabbit Hall with her siblings and doting parents until 1969 when an unimaginable accident irrevocably changes their lives. Decades later, Lorna’s hazy childhood memories of visiting Rabbit Hall make it a perfect venue for her upcoming wedding. But first she’ll have to convince her pragmatic fiancé to commit to the eccentric house in desperate need of repairs, a place where family secrets and untold stories seed in the crumbling stone walls. Lorna cannot explain Rabbit Hall’s tug on her heart, but she follows her instincts into the manor’s labyrinthine history, never expecting to find ghosts of her own past there. Or that she’d uncover explosive Alton family secrets that have been buried for decades.
Atmospheric and gripping, BLACK RABBIT HALL's richly textured story draws readers in from the very first pages, blending mystery and romance with a deliciously Gothic flair. The result is a haunting and eminently satisfying story.
With echoes of Daphne du Maurier and Sarah Waters, Black Rabbit Hall (out 2/9/16) is a fresh take on dark family saga, equal parts heart-wrenching and hopeful and beautifully written throughout. Chase’s mesmerizing portrait of idyllic childhood enchantment destroyed by haunting family secrets – all amid a Downton Abbey-esque backdrop – is filled with an unforgettable cast of characters whose past secrets fill the estate’s sprawling halls and intrinsically connect to its present-day residents.
About the Author:
Eve Chase is an exciting new voice in fiction and has worked as a journalist in the UK. She lives in Oxford, England. Follow her online at EveChase.com and on Twitter @EvePChase.
“Black Rabbit Hall is a twisting gothic of family secrets, forbidden lust, and a family of four extraordinary children who’ll stick with you long after they’ve scattered off the page. Eve Chase kept me up with her gorgeous descriptions of a crumbling Cornwall estate and the unruly brood who meet tragedy within its walls.”— MIRANDA BEVERLY-WHITTEMORE, New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet
“If Daphne Du Maurier and Ruth Rendell in Barbara Vine mode had been able to collaborate, they might have come up with something like Black Rabbit Hall: Rebecca meets A Fatal Inversion.. A remarkable debut from an exceptionally talented and accomplished author."— John Harwood, author of The Ghost Writer
“A deliciously intriguing novel whose rich sense of time and place bear more than a few echoes of du Maurier's best.”— Alex Marwood, Edgar Award-winning author of The Wicked Girls
“Featuring a haunting, captivating storyline, an unforgettable Cornwall estate, and a cast of beguiling characters, Eve Chase has created a stunning page turner. Black Rabbit Hall deserves a place among the very best in gothic fiction.”— Michelle Gable, bestselling author of A Paris Apartment
“Black Rabbit Hall is an enthralling and deeply moving novel about family secrets, loss, and love. I was charmed by the beautifully-evoked Cornish setting, and the engaging children who are brought so vividly to life. Eve Chase is a wonderfully gifted storyteller.”— Margaret Leroy, author of The Soldier’s Wife
“Expertly crafted, dark, beautiful and utterly enthralling.”— Rowan Coleman, New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Mother and The Day We Met
“A deliciously addicting gothic in which dark secrets of the past scratch at the door of the present in a big, old, crumbing house on the wild Cornish coast…you'll love Black Rabbit Hall."— Wendy Webb, bestselling author of The Tale of Halcyon Crane
“Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase is the spellbinding, lusciously-written story of two families twined together across the span of time, trapped in limbo in a magical, sea-swept Cornwall house with secrets as deep as its Normandy roots.” — Carla Buckley, author of The Things That Keep Us Here
“Eve Chase's deliciously intriguing descriptions will pull you in alongside her heroine Lorna in the red car that moves like a drop of blood down the drive to the house of secrets and dusty enchantments, as the outside world fades away.”— Deborah Lawrenson, author of The Lantern and The Sea Garden
“A seductive wonder of a novel; with echoes of Daphne Du Maurier and Dodie Smith, it pulls you irresistibly into its world where nothing is quite as it first appears.”— Elizabeth Fremantle, author of Queen's Gambit and Sisters of Treason
“A stunning new writer has arrived--gripping and heartrending, this novel is full of original characters which don’t let you forget them.”— Katie Fforde, bestselling author of Life Skills
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