The White Forest: A Novel

The White Forest: A Novel

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"A moody, gothic tale full of hypnotizing twists and turns that transports readers to a world that is part real, part fantasy and definitely plays with the mind" (Chicago Sun-Times). Jane Silverlake lives with her father in a crumbling family estate on the edge of Hampstead Heath. Jane has a secret--an unexplainable and frightening gift that allows her to see the souls of man-made objects--and this talent isolates her from the outside world. She finds solace in her only companions, Madeline and Nathan, but as the friends come of age, their idyll is shattered by jealousies and by Nathan's interest in a cult led by Ariston Day, a charismatic mystic popular with London's elite. A year later, Nathan has vanished, and the famed Inspector Vidocq arrives in London to untangle the events that led up to Nathan's disappearance. As a sinister truth emerges, Jane realizes she must discover the origins of her talent, and use it to find Nathan herself, before it's too late.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 303 pages
  • 132 x 202 x 14mm | 220g
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1451664265
  • 9781451664263
  • 1,784,448

Review quote

"What other novelist could take a Victorian gothic setting, the most obscure elements of medieval cosmology, a sinister secret society, and an old-fashioned love triangle to produce, in tautly elegant prose, something so delightful and utterly unique? The White Forest is much more than a novel: it is a magic lantern, casting dark and flickering pictures from other worlds. I wish I had written it myself."--Camille DeAngelis, author of Petty Magic and Mary Modernshow more

Rating details

1,386 ratings
3.25 out of 5 stars
5 18% (251)
4 23% (314)
3 34% (468)
2 17% (241)
1 8% (112)
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