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  • Published: 9 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448149605
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

The Orphan Choir

Published by Hammer, a terrifying ghost story from Sophie Hannah, the Sunday Times bestselling author of Kind of Cruel, A Room Swept White and Little Face. If you were chilled by The Woman in Black, you will be haunted by this.

Louise's seven year old son has been sent away to boarding school against her wishes, and she misses him desperately.

And her neighbour from hell is keeping her awake at night by playing loud, intrusive music.

So when the chance comes to move to the country, she jumps at it as a way of saving her sanity. Only it doesn't.

Because the music has followed her. Except this time, it's choral music sung by a choir of children only she can see and hear ...

  • Published: 9 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448149605
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the author

Sophie Hannah

Sophie Hannah is the internationally bestselling author of eight psychological thrillers, the most recent of which is The Carrier. Her crime novels featuring Simon Waterhouse and Charlie Zailer have been published in more than 25 countries, and adapted for ITV1 as Case Sensitive, starring Olivia Williams and Darren Boyd. In 2012, Sophie's novel Kind of Cruel was shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards Crime Thriller of the Year, and in 2007 she was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize for her latest poetry collection, Pessimism for Beginners. She is a Fellow Commoner of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, and her website is www.sophiehannah.com.

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Praise for The Orphan Choir

Warning: This book is scary. If ghost stories are your thing, you will absolutely love it.

Viv Groskop, Red Magazine

a truly chilling read


a tense mental journey ... Deft and compelling, The Orphan Choir delivers a chilling gut punch

SFX Magazine

an old-fashioned horror story, given a modern spin by the likeable narrator. It has a creepy cinematic feel and races along to its frightening ending

Sunday Mirror

a very modern sort of ghost story

i, Independent

a chilling ghost story

Saturday Express magazine

Prepare to be spooked

Good Housekeeping

Deeply unsettling.

Fanny Blake, Woman and Home

Don't read this after dark!

Essentials Magazine

a tense and thrilling read, employing the fast pace and great character building that we have come to expect from Sophie Hannah. Her fans will not be disappointed.

We Love This Book

an enjoyable creepy read with the psychological depth that Sophie Hannah is known for

Rich Tapestry Reads

this bestselling writer knows how to pile on the tension ... and her ending is chillingly, memorably disturbing

Culture, The Sunday Times

Sophie Hannah is a genius at creating and building tension and this book is no different.

Between the Lines is an Endless Story

a beautifully constructed, atmospheric chiller which I highly recommend


Her trademark precision-layered structure creates a multi-dimensional maze that holds at its centre a revelation which is truly hair-raising

Independent on Sunday

Cool, calculating and utterly chilling… to be gulped down with all the lights on and someone to grab when the sense of menace grows too great.


Sophie Hannah is a real star.

Daily Telegraph

Sophie Hannah has quickly established herself as a doyenne of the 'home horror' school of psychological tension, taking domestic situations and wringing from them dark, gothic thrills.

Financial Times

Hannah is a master of intense psychological thrillers . . . Full of twists and turns, and terrifying, too.


She grips from start to finish - a grip which held me against my will because the sustained atmosphere of mild hysteria is hard to take . . . I couldn't put it down.

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