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And No Birds Shall Sing

by: Elizabeth Clark

Following a succession of late miscarriages and a subsequent suicide attempt, a recovering Grace relocates with her husband and young daughter, to renovate a tumbledown cottage in seemingly idyllic rural Oxfordshire. Shortly after the move, Grace is unsettled when confronted by the sinister image of a youth reflected in their living room mirror. As the family are accepted into the community, they learn some disturbing facts about their new home’s past.

Stumbling upon a neglected cemetery near the cottage, Grace and her daughter discover the graves of its former occupants, the Partlowes, including nine infants. Unintentionally pregnant once more, Grace is convinced she has become the focus for a menacing presence in the house. She has an increasing sense of foreboding, as she uncovers the disturbing truth about the fate of every infant who has lived in the cottage for almost three hundred years.

Are there indeed sinister forces at work? Or is the mentally fragile Grace heading for another breakdown?

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Elizabeth Clark was born and raised in the Midlands, where she continues to live with her husband and son, plus an assortment of pets. Much of her formative existence was spent with her head in a book, and from an early age, she grew to relish the sheer escapism afforded by both reading and writing fiction. Putting things on hold for a time to raise her three children, she has resumed her fervent scribbling. She has a love of antiquity and a penchant for visiting old graveyards, often speculating on the demise of those entombed beneath. Whilst she has written short stories and poetry for many years, a lifelong fascination with all things paranormal culminated in her first novel for adults, ‘Lay Me to Rest’, published in September 2017. ‘And No Birds Shall Sing’, to be published by Crooked Cat in September 2018, is her second foray into the realms of the supernatural.
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Following a succession of late miscarriages and a subsequent suicide attempt, a recovering Grace relocates with her husband and young daughter, to renovate a tumbledown cottage in seemingly idyllic rural Oxfordshire. Shortly after the move, Grace is unsettled when confronted by the sinister image of a youth reflected in their living room mirror. As the family are accepted into the community, they learn some disturbing facts about their new home’s past.

Stumbling upon a neglected cemetery near the cottage, Grace and her daughter discover the graves of its former occupants, the Partlowes, including nine infants. Unintentionally pregnant once more, Grace is convinced she has become the focus for a menacing presence in the house. She has an increasing sense of foreboding, as she uncovers the disturbing truth about the fate of every infant who has lived in the cottage for almost three hundred years.

Are there indeed sinister forces at work? Or is the mentally fragile Grace heading for another breakdown?

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Publisher: Crooked Cat Books
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