Cracking Crime: The Orphan Choir by Sophie Hannah
The Orphan Choir by Sophie Hannah
A haunting tale of betrayal in the most sacred of institutions. The family.
About the Book
Louise’s seven year old son has been sent away to boarding school against her wishes, and she misses him desperately.
And her neighbour from hell is keeping her awake at night by playing loud, intrusive music.
So when the chance comes to move to the country, she jumps at it as a way of saving her sanity. Only it doesn’t.
Because the music has followed her. Except this time, it’s choral music sung by a choir of children only she can see and hear …
It’s Dead Good because…
This book is deceptive. It begins with one woman’s complaint about the anti-social behaviour of her quite horribly inconsiderate neighbour. It’s so grounded in a real life situation that when things take a turn for the mysterious it is so well done and such a surprise that it had me checking behind me on the walk home. Sophie Hannah is masterful at ramping up the tension in exactly the right places and it’s nice to see a modern day ghost story so well told.
Dark, chilling and full of twists, the imagery created in The Orphan Choir will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading the book. This is the perfect read to curl up with in front of the fire on a rainy weekend – just make sure you’re not alone in the house!
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