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[Read by Fiona Hardingham, Simon Vance, Katherine Kellgren]
Constance Langton grows up in a household marked by death. When she takes her mother to a séance to find comfort, the meeting has tragic consequences. Constance is left alone, her only legacy a mysterious bequest that will blight her life. So begins this mystery set in late-Victorian England. It is a world of apparitions, of disappearances and unnatural phenomena, of betrayal and black-hearted villains--and of murder. Constance's bequest comes in two parts: a house and a mystery. Years before, a family disappeared at Wraxford Hall, a decaying mansion with a sinister reputation. Now the Hall belongs to Constance, and she must descend into the darkness at the heart of the Wraxford mystery to find the truth.
From the Back Cover:
From the International Horror Guild Award-winning author ofThe Ghost Writer comes another mesmerizing gothic tale
"Harwood has written a true gothic, and invented a supremely creepy house to stage it in."
Wraxford Hall, a decaying mansion in the English countryside, has a sinister reputation. Once, a family disappeared there. And now Constance Langton has inherited this dark place as well as the mysteries surrounding it.
Constance grew up in a house marked by the death of her sister; she is no stranger to mystery, secrets, and dark magic. In a desperate attempt to coax her mother back from perpetual mourning, Constance once took her to a seance, seeking comfort from beyond the grave. But tragic consequences left her alone in the world alone with Wraxford Hall. Saddled with this questionable bequest, she must find the truth at the heart of the disappearances, apparitions, betrayal, blackmail, and villainy that mark its legacy, even at the cost of her life.
"Wilkie Collins would be proud: this is a Victorian world of mesmerism and spirits, vapours and delirium, doomed inheritances, shivery maids and spooky visitations in the night."
"Perfect fare for a standard dark and stormy night."
John Harwood's debut novel, The Ghost Writer, won the 2004 International Horror Guild award for Best First Novel and the Dracula Society of Great Britain's Children of the Night Award for "outstanding writing in the gothic genre." Harwood lives in Victor Harbor, on the coast of South Australia."
Title: The SÃ ance -
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Book Condition: BRAND NEW
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009. Hard Cover. Condition: vg-. Dust Jacket Condition: vg. 1st ptg. 328 pages; a rectangular piece has been cut from top corner free front endpage. Hardcover (dj). Seller Inventory # 135205
Book Description Jonathan Cape, London, 2008. Hardback. Condition: As new. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First edition. Jonathan Cape, London, 2008. First edition. Book condition: As new and unread. Dust Jacket: Good. Unclipped. Small closed tear to upper edge of front with some adjacent light creasing and a very small closed tear to lower edge. Slight edge wear to upper edge of spine and a little discolouration to spine. Jacket in a protective sleeve. London, the 1880s and a young girl grows up in a household marked by death and a mother in perpetual mourning for the child she has lost. Desperate to coax her mother back to health, Constance Langton takes her to a seance with tragic consequences. Constance is left alone, her only legacy a mysterious bequest that will blight her life. Chilling, page-turning and unforgettable. Hardback. Seller Inventory # 1304125