Clare Whitfield is a UK-based writer living in a suburb where the main cultural landmark is a home store/Starbucks combo. She is the wife of a tattoo artist, mother of a small benign dictator and relies on a black Labrador for emotional stability. She has been a dancer, copywriter, amateur fire breather, buyer and mediocre weight lifter. This is her first novel.
"This debut historical mystery contains echoes of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca and Jack the Ripper. The unreliable narration combines with richly detailed writing in a mystery with a shocking conclusion." —Library Journal, starred review
"Astonishing . . . I'd be amazed if it isn't dominating the shortlists come next year's awards season." —M.W. Craven
“[A] suspenseful gothic debut.” —Shelf Awareness
“This Gothic gaslight thriller presents a genuinely fresh twist on the subgenre of investigating Jack the Ripper.” —Criminal Element