Haunted by the loss of her beloved fiancé in the war, Stella Marcham's grief seems so all-consumering that her family can't help but be concerned. And so, when her pregnant sister Madeleine invites her to stay at her husband's family home, Greyswick, Stella arrives expecting a chance to recover. But strange goings-on soon have her questioing her own sanity. If you liked A Woman in Black, you'll love this utterly gripping and atmospheric book.
"One Booker shortlist later, Galley Beggar were proved correct. Ellmann’s novel isn’t perfect, and it may not take the prize, but in a world where Ian McEwan is still at large, something introspective and richly painted is a tonic for us all...."
— The Daily Telegraph
4.25 out of 5