The stunning new novel from Victoria Fox is published today by HarperCollins / HQ. The Silent Fountain is a haunting and captivating mystery novel that marks a new direction for the UK bestselling author.
An epic romance with a dark undercurrent of suspense that crosses continents and decades, it’s reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, Santa Montefiore and Kate Morton.
The novel has already garnered great reviews including The Sun “The gothic-like romance is atmospheric and oh-so readable” and is sitting at #1 in the digital charts for gothic fiction.
About the book:
Present day: After her affair with a household name is outed, Lucy Whittaker has no option but to run. But, accepting a mysterious job in a crumbling Tuscan villa, she soon finds that the Castillo Barbarossa is far from a secluded paradise. The owner of the house never meets her in person. Strange sounds come from the attic. The fountain in the courtyard is silent – but has never run dry.
1975: Vivien, a reclusive American woman, hides a terrible past – and the cracks are beginning to show. When tragedy leads her to Dr Giovanni Moretti, it seems her fortunes have finally changed. Until she meets his sister, and learns that her new husband’s family has secrets of its own.
Across the decades, Vivien and Lucy find themselves trapped in the idyllic Italian villa – and living a beautiful nightmare.
Over the course of the summer, Lucy begins to uncover the secrets of the house, of the woman she works for, and slowly discovers the tragic love affair that took place there…