The Orphan Choir

The Orphan Choir

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By (author) Sophie Hannah

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  • Publisher: Hammer
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 24mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 10 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099580020
  • ISBN 13: 9780099580027
  • Sales rank: 132,631

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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...

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Author information

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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"Warning: This book is scary. If ghost stories are your thing, you will absolutely love it." -- Viv Groskop Red Magazine "a truly chilling read" Stylist "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

Editorial reviews

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