Set in the 1940s and the present day, this atmospheric story follows Alice Miller who takes a job at Winterbourne Hall on the towering Cornish cliffs during the war, only to find a terrible secret protected by the house’s widower and his motherless twin children. Meanwhile, Rachel is travelling to the same grand house in the present day, having just inherited the land from a relative she had no idea existed, vowing to uncover the truth…
With each new arrival, something in Winterbourne stirs. It’s hiding in the paintings. It’s sitting on the stairs. It’s waiting in a mirror, behind a locked door.
The Woman in the Mirror isn’t short of praise from writers and media alike. You can also catch the blog tour that’s running all week with details in the image below as well as just a few of the wonderful quotes for this stunning novel.
“The Woman in the Mirror is a dark treat of a book, steeped in gothic detail and heavy with unease. With shades of Rebecca, The Turn of the Screw and The Woman in Black, it unnerved as much as it compelled me to read on.”
Kate Riordan, author of The Stranger
“The Woman in the Mirror is a thoroughly transporting tale, both elegantly written and deliciously creepy. With the forbidding house, the relentless ocean, the echoes of past and present, it’s full of tantalising Gothic imagery: I loved it.”
Emylia Hall, author of The Thousand Lights Hotel
“Brilliant, addictive and superbly gripping. I adored It. Rebecca James ramps up the tension from the first page and had me on the edge of my seat with this dark claustrophobic tale of love and obsession. Packed full of suspense and mystery. I was swept away by the beauty of the descriptions of the Cornish coast and by the intensity of the heart-wrenching characters. I wanted to hide behind the sofa while reading it! I was afraid to turn the next page but utterly compelled to do so. Yet within the maze of dark secrets and spreading shadows of vengeance lies a tender and moving love story. It haunts me still.”
Kate Furnivall, bestselling author of The Betrayal
“I thought it was deliciously sinister in the best way possible- elegantly written, intriguing and hugely atmospheric. When I wasn’t reading it I was dreaming about it! It’s a true page-turner: a perfect setting, a great build up and utterly chilling.”
Nicola Cornick, author of The Phantom Tree