Written by Emma Carroll
From the critically acclaimed author of The Girl Who Walked on Air comes a spine-tingling novel inspired by Frankenstein with more than a hint of mystery and suspense.
One stormy June evening, five friends meet at Villa Diodati, the summer home of Lord Byron. After dinner is served, they challenge each other to tell ghost stories that will freeze the blood. But one of the guests – Mary Shelley – is stuck for a story to share.
Then there’s an unexpected knock at the front door. Collapsed on the doorstep is a girl with strange scars on her face. She has traveled a long way with her own tale to tell, and now they all must listen.
Hers is no ordinary ghost story, though. What starts as a simple tale of village life soon turns to tragedy and the darkest, most dangerous of secrets. Sometimes the truth is far more terrifying than fiction and the consequences are even more devastating.