From the author of The Tower of Silence, Roots of Evil and Spider Light comes a brand new thriller; dark, sinister and seriously nasty as only Rayne can deliver.
Calvary Gaol, standing bleak and forbidding on the Cumbrian hillside, exerts a curious hold over Georgina Grey. Her family's history is closely bound up in its dark and terrible past; it was there that her great-grandfather worked as a prison doctor in the 1930s where his involvement in a bizarre experiment would change the course of his life forever.
TV presenter Chad Ingram is fascinated by Calvary too. He plans to conduct a new experiment in the now-disused gaol - an experiment that will take place in the brooding desolation of the old execution chamber.
Chad's experiment and Georgina's curiosity will have horrifying consequences. Someone has their own reasons for suppressing the shocking truth about Calvary, and they'll go to any lengths to ensure the past remains buried.
"Rayne handles a complicated story with many skeins very cleverly.. A top psychological thriller!" Good Reading Magazine. Sarah Rayne
is the author of four previous highly-acclaimed thrillers: Tower of Silence, A Dark Dividing, Roots of Evil and Spider Light. She lives in Staffordshire.
Simon and Schuster
Author: Sarah Rayne
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