A Shadow on the Lens: The most Gothic, claustrophobic, wonderfully dark thriller to grip you this year
Sam Hurcom (Author)
The stifling, atmospheric, gothic crime novel with a unique protagonist and killer twist, perfect for fans of The Woman in Black , The Silent Companions , and Little Strangers
1904. Thomas Bexley, one of the first forensic photographers, is called to the sleepy Welsh village of Dinas Powys. A yound girl named Betsan Tilny has been found murdered in the woodland.
One night, he develops the crime scene photographs in the cellar of his lodgings. There, he finds a face dimly visible in the photographs - the shadowed spectre of Betsan Tilny.
In the days that follow, Thomas senses a growing presence watching him as he tries to uncover what the villagers of Dinas Powys are so intent on keeping secret...
' Gothic, claustrophobic and wonderfully dark' - GUARDIAN
' Top notch historical crime fiction, with a dash of the supernatural. A gorgeous book and a riveting tale ' - DAVID YOUNG
' An intriguing debut ' - THE TIMES
Orion Publishing Co
23 January 2020
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