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The Marsh House

Author(s): Zoe Somerville

Location(s): Norfolk

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary looking back

The haunting second novel from the author of The Night of the Flood. Two women, separated by decades, are drawn together by one, mysterious house on the North Norfolk coast.

‘Part ghost story, part thriller, I loved it.’ Louise Hare, author of This Lovely City


Desperate for a happy Christmas after a disastrous year, Malorie rents a remote house on the Norfolk coast for herself and her daughter Franny. Yet when a furious blizzard traps the pair indoors, the strained silence between them feels louder than ever.

Escaping to the attic, Malorie finds the discarded diaries of Rosemary, who lived at the Marsh House through the Thirties. As she reads, she finds herself inexorably drawn into Rosemary’s lonely existence – until past and present begin to blur entirely…

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