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Cathy begins to have ghostly dreams after her best friend Eloise dies from breast cancer. In these dreams Eloise says she was murdered and that her two daughters are at risk from her unstable husband. Despite nearly destroying her own family, Cathy lurches forward to learn the truth and help her friend rest in peace. Set along the romantic, rain-lashed coast of Cornwall, this debut novel has all the mystery, menace and intrigue of Daphne du Maurier, with a contemporary twist. Moreover, it’s a thoughtful meditation on grief, motherhood, family and friendship, and should be devoured by fans of gothic mystery and fiction. ~ Susan— From Mystery Picks from Susan
THE INCREDIBLY HAUNTING" SUNDAY TIMES "BESTSELLING DEBUT NOVEL"
She was a daughter, a wife, a mother. She was my friend. "But what secrets did Eloise take to her grave?
After her best friend Eloise dies from breast cancer, Cathy is devastated. But then Cathy begins to have disturbing dreams that imply Eloise's death was not all it seems.
With a history of depression, Cathy is only just recovering from a nervous breakdown and her husband Chris, a psychiatrist, is acutely aware of his wife's mental frailty. When Cathy tells Chris of her suspicions about Eloise's death, as well as her ability to sense Eloise's spirit, Chris thinks she is losing her grip on reality once again.
Stung by her husband's scepticism, Cathy decides to explore Eloise's mysterious past, putting herself in danger as she finds herself drawn ever deeper into her friend's great - and tragic - secret.
Compulsively-readable and incredibly haunting, this is the debut novel from broadcaster, journalist and Book Club champion, Judy Finnigan--Britain's Oprah.
About the Author
Judy Finnigan is an author, television presenter and columnist. In 2004, Judy's name became synonymous with discovering and sharing great fiction, through the Richard and Judy Book Club, where authors including Kate Mosse, Rosamund Lupton and Victoria Hislop were championed and brought to the attention of millions of readers. "Eloise" was her first novel.