Widow Of Pale Harbour
Hester Fox, Read by Lauren Ezzo

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Narrated By: Lauren Ezzo

Duration: 11 hours and 4 minutes

What to expect

‘[This] romance-cum-murder mystery moves at a brisk pace.’ The Sunday Times

‘A perfect blend of gothic mystery, drama and romance.’ Cressida McLaughlin

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A town gripped by fear. A woman accused of murder. Who can save Pale Harbour from itself?

1846. Desperate to escape the ghosts of his past, Gabriel Stone takes a position as a minister in the remote Pale Harbour, but not all is as it seems in the sleepy town.

As soon as Gabriel steps foot in town, he can’t escape the rumours about the mysterious Sophy Carver, a young widow who lives in the eerie Castle Carver: whispers that she killed her husband, mutterings that she might even be a witch.

But as strange, unsettling events escalate into murder, Gabriel finds himself falling under Sophy’s spell. As clues start to point to Sophy as the next victim, Gabriel realises he must find answers before anyone else turns up dead.

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Everyone is spellbound by Hester Fox!

‘This debut recalls Georgette Heyer, with extra spookiness’
The Times

‘a story that tingles with danger, dark mystery, hints of the supernatural, and a sultry, simmering romance. Ideal reading for fans of thrills and chills…’
Lancashire Evening Post

‘Beautifully written… The Witch of Willow Hall will cast a spell over every reader’
Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me

‘Steeped in Gothic eeriness it’s spine-tingling and very atmospheric.’
Nicola Cornick, author of The Woman in the Lake

‘With its sense of creeping menace… this compelling story had me gripped from the first page… ’
Linda Finlay, author of The Flower Seller

‘Creepy, tense, heartbreaking and beautifully, achingly romantic.’
Cressida McLaughlin

‘I could NOT put this thing down!’

‘The ULTIMATE page turner!’

‘What a story! It absolutely captivated me’

‘Historical fiction with a side of romance and major helping of creepiness, this debut novel hits the mark!’

‘The book pulls you in from the beginning with many twists and turns. I didn't want to put it down, and could not wait to see what was going to happen next.’

Genre

Historical crime & mysteries, Historical fiction

Listen to a sample

Praise for The Widow of Pale Harbour:
‘[This] romance-cum-murder mystery moves at a brisk pace.’ The Sunday Times

‘A perfect blend of gothic mystery, drama and romance. I loved every page, and struggled to put it down.’ Cressida McLaughlin

‘a story that tingles with danger, dark mystery, hints of the supernatural, and a sultry, simmering romance. Ideal reading for fans of thrills and chills…’
Lancashire Evening Post

Praise for Hester Fox:
‘Beautifully written, with an intriguing plot full of suspense and mystery, The Witch of Willow Hall will cast a spell over every reader’ Lisa Hall, bestselling author of Between You and Me

‘Steeped in Gothic eeriness it’s spine-tingling and very atmospheric.’ Nicola Cornick

‘Creepy, tense, heartbreaking and beautifully, achingly romantic.’ Cressida McLaughlin

The Witch of Willow Hall is so spookily good I feel haunted by it. It was literally the first thing on my mind when I opened my eyes this morning. I absolutely loved it from start to finish!’ Sarah Bennett, author of the Butterfly Cove series