The Green Door
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The Green Door

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Clare Mallory has a Victorian mourning locket with the photograph of a girl and a curl of her hair. When Clare loses the locket in a fortune-teller's tent her quest to find it draws her into a dark episode of the family's past and the true circumstances of the girl's untimely death at Danby Hall, her Norfolk home. The locket has been taken by the fortune-teller herself, sensing a troubled history and danger ahead. But her attempts to understand the warning signs release forces long held at bay. Events of the past seep into the present until the reappearance of a man who vanished from Danby Hall in 1887 threatens not only her life but Clare's too. 'It was lying on the rug with the chain curled round. It must have come off when the girl had grabbed her hat and basket and marched off with barely a word. As soon as she picked the thing up she had felt it and once she had prised it open there was no doubt at all.'show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 16mm | 232g
  • Langton & Wood
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0955506735
  • 9780955506734
  • 2,220,157

About Christopher Bowden

Christopher Bowden lives in south London. His two previous novels are The Red House, The Blue Book, and The Yellow Room, the first published in 2007.show more

Review quote

'Draws the reader in immediately and has all the elements of an intriguing mystery. In short, a page-turner. The heroine, Clare, is engaging and Madame Pavonia a suitably exotic yet credibly mundane fortune teller, and throughout there is a nice balance of the chillingly supernatural with a sharply-observed contemporary England peopled by vividly painted characters - some lovely idiosyncratic touches and descriptions.' Shena Mackay 'Subtly written but still a page-turner, it is a spine-chillingly enjoyable read.' The Lady 'strange but appealing' Herald Scotland 'an interesting and unusual story. I enjoyed the blend of mystery and supernatural. It's quite the page-turner but it doesn't neglect character and detail. Absorbing and evocative, The Green Door is a truly enjoyable read.' The Bookbagshow more

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6 ratings
3 out of 5 stars
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4 0% (0)
3 50% (3)
2 33% (2)
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