The Eighth House: A murder, a mother, a haunting

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SKU: 9781804185742 Categories: , , Tag: Author: Elizabeth Clark WesselFormat: PaperbackPages: 304Publisher: Bonnier Books Ltd

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‘This is an extraordinary book. It moves in and around you like a ghost. I feel lucky to have experienced it’ — Daisy Johnson – author of Everything Under

In the archives of the national library, a researcher named Linda sees a nine year-old girl’s face in the pages of a yellowed newspaper, and the seed of an obsession is planted in her mind.

Birgitta Sivander was brutally murdered one night in May 1948. The culprit was never found. Linda feels a deep connection to Birgitta, and in the months that follow she compulsively researches the case.

Meanwhile, a life is taking root inside Linda; she is to have a daughter of her own. As she grapples with the wonder and anxiety of motherhood, she gradually pieces together Birgitta’s story, closing in on the possible killer.

Driven to redeem a lost child, Linda must find a way to lay Birgitta to rest. Moving and unputdownable, The Eighth House is a shattering examination of why cycles of violence persist, and an invocation of the hope that new life brings.

The Eighth House: A murder, a mother, a haunting
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