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  • Published: 27 January 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241991749
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

The Key In The Lock

A haunting historical mystery steeped in explosive secrets and lost love

The captivating new historical mystery from the Richard and Judy bestselling author of THE WITCHFINDER'S SISTER

I still dream, every night, of Polneath on fire. Smoke unravelling from an upper window, and the terrace bathed in a hectic orange light . . . Now I see that the decision I made at Polneath was the only decision of my life. Everything marred in that one dark minute.

By day, Ivy Boscawen mourns the loss of her son Tim in the Great War. But by night she mourns another boy - one whose death decades ago haunts her still.

For Ivy is sure that there is more to what happened all those years ago: the fire at the Great House, and the terrible events that came after. A truth she must uncover, if she is ever to be free.

But once you open a door to the past, can you ever truly close it again?

  • Published: 27 January 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241991749
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

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Praise for The Key In The Lock

Absorbing, beautifully written . . . Everything I enjoy in a gothic mystery

Rosie Andrews, author of THE LEVIATHAN

The Key in the Lock is the perfect gothic novel. It has secrets, guilt, brilliant characters, and a grand old house built on a terrible past. An absolute corker


Dark, clever and utterly enthralling, this is historical fiction - and storytelling - at its absolute best

Elizabeth Macneal, author of The Doll Factory

A gothic mystery of the highest order. Chilling, sad, beautiful, and so elegantly conjured, it's a story that summons du Maurier but retains ghosts all its own

Emma Stonex

An intriguing, elegantly constructed gothic mystery

The Sunday Times

Beth Underdown has created a brilliantly plotted mystery, a compelling gothic tale that kept me guessing to the end

Louise Hare, author of THIS LOVELY CITY

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