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  • Published: 27 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9781405919326
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $19.99

Black Rabbit Hall

The enchanting mystery from the Richard & Judy bestselling author of The Glass House

One golden family. One fateful summer. Four lives changed forever.

Amber and Toby and Barney and Kitty.
The four Alton children spend the hot Cornish summer playing on sun-baked lawns or building dens in the dark woods. Endless days of laughter and fun.
But no one foresees the storm that brings it all to a tragic end.
Afterwards, Black Rabbit Hall, their home, is twisted and changed. A place they won't all be strong enough to survive.
Now, thirty years later, a message from one of the Alton children is discovered carved into an old oak tree. Could the tangled truth of that terrible summer finally creep into the light?

  • Published: 27 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9781405919326
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Eve Chase

Eve Chase always wanted to write about families - ones that go wrong but somehow survive - and big old houses, where family secrets and untold stories seed in the crumbling stone walls. Black Rabbit Hall is such a story. Eve is married with three children and lives in Oxfordshire.

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Praise for Black Rabbit Hall

Apart from the occasional classic, I have rarely felt the urge to read a book twice . . . Black Rabbit Hall's beautifully crafted mystery is a delight I want to experience again and again . . . make Chase's debut the one to pack in your suitcase


There's something about tales of mysterious old buildings that have the ability to set hairs on end. In this one, two intertwining stories explore the magnificence of Black Rabbit Hall and the dark secrets behind its walls. Perfect


Atmospheric, with echoes of du Maurier, this haunting novel enchanted me

Fanny Blake, Woman & Home

Beautifully, poetically written and reminiscent of everything from I Capture The Castle to Hansel And Gretel. Eve Chase is a name to watch

Wendy Holden, Daily Mail

A cracking pool-side saga

Good Housekeeping

Black Rabbit Hall pulls you like a sleepwalker into a beautiful, hazy story about a grand Cornish home full of character and thunderclap memories, we found ourselves breathless with anticipation. Eve Chase's debut novel is like a prolonged and beautiful daydream, celebrating the enduring power of place in our lives

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Black Rabbit Hall is 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

Expertly crafted, dark, beautiful and utterly enthralling

Rowan Coleman

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 meets tragedy within its walls

Miranda Beverly-Whittmore, New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet

A stunning new writer has arrived - gripping and heart rending, this novel is full of original characters which don't let you forget them

Katie Fforde

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

A sheer delight. It has everything: a glorious setting, characters to fall in love with, secrets galore and enough twists and turns to keep you guessing until the very last page. Wonderful

Veronica Henry

A plot so absorbing that Black Rabbit time will creep up out of the pages and envelop you completely . . . To say I loved this book would be an understatement

The Book Bag

It's a fast-paced story of secrets, betrayal and consequence . . . we promise you'll be gripped

Essentials Magazine

The perfect piece of summer escapism, gently edged with glamorous fairy dust. We loved it

Psychologies Magazine, September Book Club choice

A fabulous story. Masterfully realised by Chase, this is one of those books that demands complete attention and lingers in your mind for days after finishing the last page



The Lady

Debut novelist Chase weaves together Lorna's investigations with Amber's tribulations, a tapestry embroidered with madness, a horrifying accident, and malicious lies. Compellingly readable and riddled with twists and turns worthy of Daphne du Maurier, Chase's tale will delight

Kirkus Reviews

Chase's heart-wrenching first novel is equal parts romance, mystery, and historical fiction

Library Journal

Chase deserves high marks for her atmospheric setting and vivid prose, and fans of old-fashioned gothic stories will find this a winner

Publishers Weekly

An absorbing, pacy book full of secrets, lovable characters and dramatic turns, Black Rabbit Hall revolves around the lives and loyalties of four siblings caught up in a life-changing event at their family's country home in Cornwall. A fantastic debut


A beautifully written novel

Marie Claire

Black Rabbit Hall completely swept me away. Glorious, beautifully written. I absolutely loved it

Lisa Jewell, Sunday Times bestselling author of I Found You

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