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The Darkest Night

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781529418521

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 25th April 2024

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

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Some secrets last for generations . . .

‘Deliciously twisty’
‘Full of mystery’ ANITA FRANK
‘A wonderfully twisting tale of family secrets’ REBECCA NETLEY

A bewitching and haunting story of family secrets – and the lengths some will go to protect them.

When Ailsa Reid’s life in London begins to fall apart, she escapes to her grandparents’ house in Fife. But she arrives to find her grandmother, Moira – recently diagnosed with dementia – has gone missing.

Desperate to ensure Moira’s safe return, Ailsa must rely on the help of her estranged mother, Rowan. Tensions simmer between the two women as they attempt to piece together what has happened.

To find Moira, both Ailsa and Rowan must look to their ancestors, to a story about witches burned on the hill above the Reid house centuries ago and the curse laid upon the women that came after. Can they break the bonds of history in time to save their family? Or will the Reid curse be their undoing?

Perfect for fans of C. J. Cooke and Rebecca Netley.


A deliciously twisty gothic mystery with plenty of heart.
Heather Darwent
Full of mystery and intrigue, The Darkest Night by Victoria Hawthorne unravels the secrets that bind three generations of Reid women, as they each seek to live a life free from oppression and fear, in a tale that is both fiercely feminist and refreshingly representative
Anita Frank
A wonderfully twisting tale of family secrets, gothic mystery and intrigue
Rebecca Netley
This wonderful book immediately grabs you by the heart as you follow three generations, and the whispers of witchcraft that follow them. Fans of Cunning Women and Weyward will love this page turner of a book
Alison Stockham
Such a lovely, compelling book that keeps revealing twists you don't see coming
Emma Medrano
I loved it. A tale of women forged by the past, it's dark, gripping, immersive and full of surprises
Kate Kenzie
A powerful tale . . . Flawlessly woven together. Atmospheric, evocative, powerful
Barbara Havelocke