I’m delighted to have a new book, The Manor on the Moors, which will be published by the lovely people at Manatee Books on January 24th.
The Manor on the Moors tells the story of the inhabitants of Misterley Manor, a rambling and rather ramshackle mansion on the edge of the Yorkshire moors. It’s promising architect, Gilbert Fox-Travers disappeared not long after completing the house in the early years of the twentieth century and Alice, an art-historian studying for her PhD, has come to investigate the archives and try to uncover the truth about his disappearance. Sir Henry, the elderly owner, is less than keen on having any of the secrets of Misterley uncovered, but his daughter Caroline knows that they need the money and publicity that Alice’s work might bring to keep the crumbling old house standing.
Everyone at Misterley has something to hide. Caroline doesn’t want her father to know how desperate things really are financially. Alice isn’t sure that she really loves long-term partner, Sebastian, and she is increasingly attracted to Tom the gardener – but is Tom being entirely honest with her? Then there’s Caroline’s interfering ex-husband Duncan who keeps showing up when he’s not wanted, her daughter Emily who doesn’t want her mum to know that she’s dating a builder, and Caroline’s eccentric aunt Marjorie who is always doing something unexpected.
Then a huge disaster strikes Misterley and secrets become increasingly difficult to keep …
It’s available for pre-order now!