The No.1 New York Times bestseller, now a major BBC film directed by Oscar-winning Christopher Hampton (Atonement and Dangerous Liaisons), starring Vanessa Redgrave and Olivia Colman
'Simply brilliant' Kate Mosse, international bestselling author of Labyrinth
Angelfield House stands abandoned and forgotten. It was once home to the March family - fascinating, manipulative Isabelle, brutal, dangerous Charlie, and the wild, untamed twins, Emmeline and Adeline. But Angelfield House hides a chilling secret which strikes at the very heart of each of them, tearing their lives apart...
Now Margaret Lea is investigating Angelfield's past - and the mystery of the March family starts to unravel. What has Angelfield been hiding? What is its connection with the enigmatic writer Vida Winter? And what is the secret that strikes at the heart of Margaret's own, troubled life?
As Margaret digs deeper, two parallel stories unfold, and the tale she uncovers sheds a disturbing light on her own life...
Praise for Diane Setterfield's spellbinding, twisting mystery:
'A remarkable first novel...a riveting multi-layered mystery that twists and turns, and weaves a quite magical spell' Independent
'Vastly entertaining' Daily Mail
'An excellent emotional mystery which I found harder to put down every night!' Woman's Own
'Setterfield proves a mistress of the craft of storytelling' Guardian
'Beautifully written' The Times
'A compelling page-turner' Woman and Home
'A remarkably compelling debut...extraordinary, unusual at atmospheric. The plot is razor sharp' Scotland on Sunday