A sinister plot lies at the heart of Whisper My Name, which is set in 1885. Meriel’s encounters with Sophie Casson, a mysterious young medium, prompt her to embark on a quest to find out about her past.
In essence Whisper My Name is a mystery story, involving long-buried secrets. In uncovering them, Meriel is made to question her understanding of friendship and love and ultimately she is forced to face up to some truths about herself as well as others.
It is difficult to talk about one of the inspirations behind the novel, without giving away too much of the plot! A fascination with the world of Victorian spiritualism, the British in India, nineteenth century theatre and science all form part of the mix.
Headstrong and self-centred, Meriel is by no means the perfect heroine…nevertheless I hope the reader comes to sympathise with her plight and to feel the same sneaking fondness for her as I do.
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“A truly superb and gripping novel”
Jake Hope, Children’s Librarian, Coordinator of Lancashire Book of the Year Award
“Eerie and chilling… a deliciously atmospheric tale”
Lovereading (Read full review)
“An atmospheric, dramatic novel”
The Daily Mail
“Meriel’s absorbing journey reveals not only the secrets of her grandfather’s study but her own true family values.”
“A chilling novel that will keep you up reading until the small hours of the morning.”