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  • Published: 27 January 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241994955
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $26.00

The Key In The Lock




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 unfurling out of an upper window and a hectic orange light cascading across the terrace.

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.

  • Published: 27 January 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241994955
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $26.00

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Compelling . . . a gifted storyteller

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A richly told and utterly compelling tale, with shades of Hilary Mantel'

Kate Hamer, author of THE GIRL IN THE RED COAT on The Witchfinder's Sister

Thumpingly good

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Beth Underdown cleverly creates a compelling atmosphere of dread and claustrophobia

Kate Riordan, author of THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPH on The Witchfinder's Sister

A tense, surprising and elegantly-crafted novel

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Brilliantly twisty, dripping with mystery and utterly heartbreaking

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