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2000s: Everything she touches, breaks…

  • ISBN: 978-1529029444
  • Genre: Gothic, Psychological

What you need to know before your trail

Nell Ballard is a runaway. A former foster child with a dark secret she is desperate to keep, all Nell wants is to find a place she can belong.

So when a job comes up at Starling Villas, home to the enigmatic Robin Wilder, she seizes the opportunity with both hands.

Only her new lodgings may not be the safe haven that she was hoping for. Her employer lives by a set of rigid rules and she soon sees that he is hiding secrets of his own.

But is Nell’s arrival at the Villas really the coincidence it seems? After all, she knows more than most how fragile people can be – and how easy they can be to break . . .

Travel Guide

Set in a house in a small London street

The novel largely takes place in an old gothic house somewhere in the W8 postcode. The house seems very dark and chilling and it’s perfect for a creepy novel such as this:

” I swear the house shivered as I stepped inside. A passing lorry would be the logical explanation. Starling Villas was built long before any dreams of cars or lorries. It had the stifled chill of a museum.”

“The  house smelt as I did, of neglect.”

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Fragile

Destination: London   Author/guide: Sarah Hilary Departure Time: 2000s

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