On Sale: 18 September 2008
About the Book
A gripping tale of mystery and adventure from the bestselling author of THE TAXIDERMIST'S DAUGHTER and LABYRINTH.1891. Seventeen-year-old Leonie Vernier and her brother abandon Paris for the sanctuary of their aunt's isolated country house near Carcassonne, the Domaine de la Cade. But Leonie stumbles across a ruined sepulchre - and a timeless mystery whose traces are written in blood.2007. Meredith Martin arrives at the Domaine de la Cade to research a biography. But Meredith is also seeking the key to her own complex legacy and becomes immersed in the story of a tragic love, a missing girl, a unique deck of tarot cards and the strange events of one cataclysmic night a century ago...
Sepulchre is compulsive, fantastic, historical yarn. Mosse's skills lie in the presice nature of her storytelling'
Mosse's gift for historical fiction are considerable... Mosse does what good popular historical novelists do best - make the past enticingly otherworldly, while also claiming it as our own
Ghosts, duels, ill-fated love and conspiracy... addictively readable
Her narrative lyricism, beautifully drawn female characters and deft journey from the past to the present day, are also a cut above.
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[Mosse is] a powerful storyteller with an abundant imagination.
Published: 18 September 2008