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  • Published: 16 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9781405940962
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $22.99

The Glass House

The spellbinding Richard & Judy pick that's perfect for the long winter nights

A gripping dual-narrative story about family secrets, lies and belonging from the acclaimed author of Black Rabbit Hall

The truth can shatter everything ...

When the Harrington family discovers an abandoned baby deep in the woods, they decide to keep her a secret and raise her as their own.

But within days a body is found in the grounds of their house and their perfect new family implodes.

Years later, Sylvie, seeking answers to nagging questions about her life, is drawn into the wild beautiful woods where nothing is quite what it seems.

Will she unearth the truth?

And dare she reveal it?

  • Published: 16 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9781405940962
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $22.99

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 The Glass House

Critical Acclaim for Eve Chase


An enthralling story of secrets, sisters and an unsolved mystery

Kate Morton, bestselling author of The Clockmaker's Daughter

Simply stunning. Every now and then you read a special book and this is one. Spell-binding, heart-stopping . . . I can't tell you how much I loved it

Dinah Jefferies, bestselling author of The Missing Sister

One of the most enthralling novelists of the moment. This is the most beautiful book you will read this year

Lisa Jewell, bestselling author of Watching You

Evocative and filled with intrigue

Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of Let Me Lie

Exquisite and evocative - and the pace and suspense are handled expertly

Sarah Vaughan, bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal

Addictive and delivers atmosphere in spades

Good Housekeeping

An enticing, chilling plot, captivating characters and prose beautiful enough to totally lose yourself in


A mystery of nail-biting suspense

Woman & Home


Daily Express

Beautifully written with a gripping plot, I couldn't stop reading this

Katie Fforde, bestselling author of A Rose Petal Summer

An engrossing story of fractured families, secrets, lies and misunderstandings

Sunday Express

Eve Chase is a name to watch

Daily Mail

Expertly crafted, dark, beautiful and utterly enthralling

Rowan Coleman, bestselling author of The Summer of Impossible Things

Absorbed me completely. Fabulous

Jane Fallon, bestselling author of Tell Me a Secret

So beautifully and insightfully written, with characters I grew to love populating a compelling, moving story that kept me turning the pages right to the very last. Chase handles the various unexpected ways our earliest experiences shape and define us with huge empathy and sensitivity. It's an evocative and engrossing read

Katherine Webb, author of The Legacy

I adored this beautifully-written, riveting mystery. Chase is peerless in her ability to stitch together dark secrets and tantalising twists with unforgettable characters and enthralling imagery. I am a die-hard fan!

Rosie Walsh, author of The Man Who Didn't Call

Eve Chase is right up there with Tana French and Sarah Waters as an author who writes page-turning masterpieces that meld a vibrant sense of place with a heartbreaking cast of characters. I devoured her latest, and will be recommending it to everyone I know. Her plot twists floored me, and this haunting story will stay with me for a very long time

Fiona Davis, bestselling author of <i>The Chelsea Girls</i>

Absolutely her best yet. No one creates families as complex, loveable and utterly believable as Chase and she is the master of the dual time frame narrative

Lisa Jewell

A captivating mystery: beautifully written, with a rich sense of place, a cast of memorable characters, and lots of deep, dark secrets

Kate Morton

Terrific sense of place; twists aplenty; characters I cared about; an emotive exploration of mother/daughter relationships from birth to death. But it's the writing that lifts this: lush, lyrical, precise, confident.

Sarah Vaughan

Bewitching and beguiling, The Glass House is as dark and tangled as the forest where it is set. A creeping sense of unease builds to a terrific denouement - as suspenseful as the mistress of psychological drama, Daphne Du Maurier. Eve Chase is simply brilliant.

Veronica Henry

I just love Eve Chase's lyrical writing and evocative sense of place. The Glass House is her best yet, a glorious tangle of family secrets, set deep in the woods of Foxcote Manor. A treat.

Louise Candlish

A beautifully written mystery about family secrets. A gripping and imaginative read

Cotswold Life

Rich, gripping, intriguing, beautifully written, diving deep into emotional truths, The Glass House is an assured and lovely novel

Elizabeth Buchan, author of The Museum of Broken Promises

An atmospheric and immersive mystery in which the secrets and lies of the past collide with the present. Chase's writing is, as ever, exquisite

E.C. Fremantle

If you like your mysteries atmospheric then I highly recommend The Glass House - it's the kind of book that makes you look up in surprise at your present-day surroundings. Long-fused mysteries in the past and present take tantalisingly long time to weave together but the wait is absolutely worth it. Beautiful, transportive writing

Erin Kelly

Eve Chase's novels are about glamorous families with tragic pasts, set in wonderful locations. Her writing is rich and her stories full of dreamy mystery. This gorgeous meditation on motherhood is one of my favourite reads so far this year

Daily Mail

I enjoyed this book so much that every time I put it down, I wanted to pick it straight back up! I was totally invested in the tale


Eve Chase is a supremo of this genre . . . An intricately woven novel of suspense and secrets


A delicious mystery full of labyrinthine curves

Kirkus Reviews

Evocative and beautifully written The Glass House sucked me into a mystery as atmospheric and densely packed with secrets as the forest in which it's set

Tammy Cohen/Rachel Rhys, author of <i>A Dangerous Crossing</i>

Beautifully written mystery


A beautifully written, atmospheric mystery that will captivate you from the first page to the last


Beautifully written, with a sinister edge

Best Magazine

I adored The Glass House by Eve Chase. Sublime writing, secrets, lovable characters I didn't want to leave, and a ripping twisting plot that kept me guessing. An absolute jewel of a book

Dinah Jefferies

This captivating mystery will certainly whisk you away . . . Exquisitely written, this emotional and intriguing novel is rather special

Woman's Weekly

This exquisitely written tale about secrets, privilege and what it means to be a family is an absolute treat

Fabulous, Sun on Sunday

This exquisitely written tale about secrets, privilege and what it means to be a family is an absolute treat


Exquisitely written, this emotional and intriguing novel is a little bit special

Woman & Home

An emotional thriller steeped in family secrets and the desire to belong


This is an absolute beauty. Darkly atmospheric and spellbinding

Jane Fallon, author of <i>Queen Bee</i>

An emotional thriller steeped in family secrets and the desire to belong


We all need a book to get really lost in every now and again, and this captivating mystery will certainly whisk you away. Exquisitely written, this emotional and intriguing novel is a little bit special

Woman & Home

A powerful story of family secrets, lies and the need to belong. Stays in your mind long after you've finished reading

Sunday Express

I heartily recommend Eve Chase's evocative The Glass House

Woman & Home

An atmospheric novel about family secrets . . . I love books with a strong sense of place and time

Jane Fallon

Dreamy and atmospheric, this wonderful, moving novel time-slips between the Seventies and the present

Daily Mail

Dreamy and atmospheric (...) wonderful, moving

Daily Mail

The Glass House is not really about a murder, or a creepy house, but about families - the ones we're born into, the ones we make and especially the ones we flee

New York Times

A cleverly constructed puzzle of a plot whose pieces finally snap together in a truly gratifying manner

Washington Post

Chase's compelling account of dark family secrets - a Richard and Judy Book Club choice - weaves elements of Gothic suspense into a heartwarming modern story of blended families learning to heal the wounds of the past

Daily Mail

Sinister and gripping

The Leopard

A pacy and suspenseful read


A riveting and richly atmospheric mystery - and one of the best thrillers - and well deserving of its status as one of Amazon's bestselling lockdown titles

Isabelle Broom, <i>Woman & Home</i>

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