The House of Whispers: The thrilling new novel from the bestselling author of The Clockwork Girl!

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*Picked as one of the best historical novels of 2023 by The Times!*

'A creepy, chilling story - another Anna Mazzola triumph!'

'Chilling and compelling, with echoes of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca' ESSIE FOX

Sometimes the secrets of the past are more dangerous than the present...

Rome, 1938.

As the world teeters on the brink of war, talented pianist Eva Valenti enters the house of widower Dante Cavallera to become his new wife.

On the outside, the forces of Fascism are accelerating, but in her new home, Eva fears that something else is at work, whispering in the walls and leaving mysterious marks on Dante's young daughter.

Soon she starts to wonder whether the house itself is trying to give up the secrets of its mysterious past - secrets that Dante seems so determined to keep hidden.

However, Eva must also conceal the truth of her own identity, for if she is discovered, she will be in greater danger than she could ever have imagined...


Praise for The House of Whispers:

'Mazzola builds up tension skilfully in a story that flirts with the supernatural as it moves towards a fiery conclusion' SUNDAY TIMES

'This gothic ghost novel will keep you reading well into the night' GLAMOUR

'Utterly brilliant. It's Rebecca meets Winter in Madrid with a sprinkling of Mazzola magic' LAURA SHEPHERD-ROBINSON

'An atmospheric spine-tingler' HEAT

'Packed with political and emotional intrigue, historically rich and deeply unsettling' SARAH HILARY

'Deliciously creepy' WOMAN'S WEEKLY

'Absolutely brilliant. Gripping, beautifully written and properly chilling' CAROLINE GREEN

'Atmospheric and unsettling' DAILY RECORD

'Beautiful, chilling, and darkly enchanting. Anna Mazzola is a truly gifted storyteller' CHRIS WHITAKER

'A sinister gothic tale' COSMO

'I ripped through The House of Whispers in double quick time' JAMES OSWALD

'A deliciously creepy tale from the masterful Anna Mazzola' WOMAN

'Robert Harris meets M.R. James in an evocative gothic tale' DAVID HEWSON

'A gothic tale of political and psychological terror' GUARDIAN

'The sense of place is impeccable, the sense of danger truly chilling' SINEAD CROWLEY

'A delicately told ghost story set in the bright heat of 1930's Italy. Claustrophobic and compelling' AMANDA MASON

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