The Whispering
by Sarah Rayne

Fosse House, home of the reclusive Luisa Gilmore, harbours curious secrets – secrets that stretch back almost a century, to the ill-fated Palestrina Choir in its remote Belgian convent.

When Oxford don Michael Flint travels to the house to trace the origins of the long-dead Choir, he is at once aware of the house’s eerie menace. Who is the shadowy young man who lurks in the grounds, and why does his exact likeness appear in a sketch from 1917? What is the strange whispering that echoes through the corridors? And why is Luisa so afraid when a storm makes it necessary for Michael to spend the night inside the house?

Back in Oxford, when Nell West uncovers the story of the infamous 1917 ‘Holzminden sketch’ – the lost, legendary drawing from World War I – a dark fragment of the past begins to stir. A fragment that Michael, in the lonely old house, may not be able to resist.


“This is horror with a definite gothic feel: a remote, isolated house; family secrets; a mysterious stranger; dark shadows; and a generally ominous, unsettling feeling. Highly enjoyable mainstream horror fare from a genre veteran”


Fans of ghost stories will continue to appreciate these supernatural investigations

Publishers Weekly

Sarah Rayne

Sarah Rayne is the author of many novels of psychological and supernatural suspense, including the Nell West & Michael Flint series, the Phineas Fox mysteries and the Theatre of Thieves mysteries. She lives in Staffordshire.

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The Whispering by Sarah Rayne is available in the following formats

Paperback978184751505628th November 2014138 X 216mm240£13.99
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