By Lucy Atkins
There's a stranger upstairs . . . you let her in.
Felicity, the daughter of an Oxford College President, has gone missing. A silent and lonely eight-year-old, she lost her mother when she was just four.
When her glamorous stepmother hires Dee, an experienced and clever nanny, everything changes. Dee is powerfully drawn to the neglected child, but nights in the 500 year-old President's Lodging soon become fraught as Felicity is haunted by nameless terrors.
Nobody realises that Dee has demons of her own, but when Felicity vanishes, the police suspect that she knows more than she'll admit, and a complex battle of wits unfolds.
Lucy Atkins is an award-winning feature journalist and author, as well as a Sunday Times book critic. She has written for many newspapers, including the Guardian, The Times, The Sunday Times, and the Telegraph, as well as magazines such as Psychologies, Red, Woman and Home and Grazia. She lives in Oxford.
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17 Oct 2019
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