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Author: Caroline Lea  

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Rich in character and description, The Glass Woman is an atmospheric debut about superstitions and everything they conceal

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Rich in character and description, The Glass Woman is an atmospheric debut about superstitions and everything they conceal

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1686, Iceland.

Betrothed unexpectedly to Jon Eriksson, Rosa travels to the isolated, windswept village of Stykkisholmur. Here, the villagers are suspicious of outsiders - especially one from the everdark edge of civilisation.

But Rosa harbours her own suspicions. Her husband buried his first wife alone in the dead of night.

He will not talk of it. Instead he gives her a small glass figurine. She does not know what it signifies.

The villagers look on them both not only with suspicion - but dread. They whisper dark threats. There is an evil here - she can feel it. Alone and far from home, Rosa sees the darkness coming. She fears she will be its next victim . . .

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Critic Reviews

“A fantastic, atmospheric debut -- The Times Memorable and compelling . A novel about what haunts us - and what should -- Sarah Moss, author of The Times Book of the Year ''Ghost Wall'' Intensely written and atmospheric, with an unusual setting, this is a stark evocation of a community where fear of the outsider is rife and unsettling -- Daily Mail The eerie opening brilliantly sets the scene for a suspenseful read. A tremor cracks open an ice floe and an arm appears, plunging the reader into a harsh landscape and a world of suspicions and secrets -- Sunday Express A perfect , gripping winter read . I loved it -- Sophie Mackintosh, Man Booker longlisted author of ''The Water Cure'' Utterly unputdownable . Rich in superstition and mystery, it pulled me in. An incredible novel -- Ali Land, author of Sunday Times Bestselling ''Good Me Bad Me'' Haunting , evocative and utterly compelling . The beautifully drawn narrative transports the reader to a time and place steeped in mystery and superstition , where nothing is ever quite as it seems. Stunning -- Tracy Borman, author of ''The King''s Witch'' Like a ghost story told around a winter fire , The Glass Woman is taut , haunting , and broodingly tense. Playing out against the harsh backdrop of the Icelandic winter, it kept me hooked all the way to the end-- Tim Leach, author of The Times Book of the Year ''Smile of the Wolf'' A chilling tale -- Good Housekeeping Tremendous. Atmospheric and beautifully wrought , The Glass Woman is both chilling and beguiling -- Elizabeth Fremantle Suspenseful , gripping and beautifully drawn -- Cecilia Ekb”

A rare look at male witch trials, set in Iceland Guardian A chilling and enthralling telling of the Icelandic witch trials. Not only beautifully drawn but poignant, evocative and fascinating. A haunting gothic tale' Historia Mystery and potential danger linger throughout, and with its dreamy prose THE GLASS WOMAN satisfies readers with the ways of an old world Publisher's Weekly A haunting novel that delivers chills. THE GLASS WOMAN is charged with the dark energy of the Icelandic Sagas Kirkus Reviews A gorgeous book about the power of stories that makes the landscape of Iceland as powerful a character as any of the humans Sarah Shaffi, PHOENIX A tense, Iceland-set thriller Sunday Post Tells the tale of the Icelandic witch trials Red Eerie and atmospheric Daily Telegraph Suspenseful, gripping and beautifully drawn Cecilia Ekback, author of 'Wolf Winter' Lea draws upon Jane Eyre, Rebecca and Bluebeard to create an eerie, unsettling atmosphere ... Full of promise, and I look forward to reading more from Lea Daily Telegraph Is this some Icelandic version of Jane Eyre in which a madwoman lurks in the attic? Or do ghosts haunt the household? In a sense they do, although the truth Rosa eventually uncovers in this compelling, atmospheric novel are more material and more disturbing than her imaginings Sunday Times Tremendous. Atmospheric and beautifully wrought, The Glass Woman is both chilling and beguiling Elizabeth Fremantle Like a ghost story told around a winter fire, The Glass Woman is taut, haunting, and broodingly tense. Playing out against the harsh backdrop of the Icelandic winter, it kept me hooked all the way to the end Tim Leach, author of The Times Book of the Year 'Smile of the Wolf' Haunting, evocative and utterly compelling. The beautifully drawn narrative transports the reader to a time and place steeped in mystery and superstition, where nothing is ever quite as it seems. Stunning Tracy Borman, author of 'The King's Witch' Utterly unputdownable. Rich in superstition and mystery, it pulled me in. An incredible novel Ali Land, author of Sunday Times Bestselling 'Good Me Bad Me' A gothic novel for a cold climate. Mesmerising Elly Griffiths, author of THE STRANGER DIARIES Gripped me in a cold fist. Beautiful Sara Collins, author of THE CONFESSIONS OF FRANNIE LANGTON Crackles with tension. Moving and atmospheric, I couldn't put it down Laura Purcell, author of THE SILENT COMPANIONS and THE CORSET An enthralling tale of the Icelandic witch trials Stacey Halls, bestselling author of THE FAMILIARS Intensely written and atmospheric, with an unusual setting, this is a stark evocation of a community where fear of the outsider is rife and unsettling Daily Mail A chilling tale Good Housekeeping Compelling, atmospheric The Times This evocative debut is compelling with a brilliant twist Daily Express Memorable and compelling. A novel about what haunts us - and what should Sarah Moss, author of The Times Book of the Year 'Ghost Wall' A perfect, gripping winter read. I loved it Sophie Mackintosh, Man Booker longlisted author of 'The Water Cure' The eerie opening brilliantly sets the scene for a suspenseful read. A tremor cracks open an ice floe and an arm appears, plunging the reader into a harsh landscape and a world of suspicions and secrets Sunday Express A fantastic, atmospheric debut The Times

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About the Author

Caroline Lea grew up in Jersey and gained a First in English Literature and Creative Writing from Warwick University, where she now teaches writing. Her fiction and poetry have been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize.

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Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Published
14th November 2019
Pages
400
ISBN
9781405934619
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