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  • 14 of 24 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Douglas Library of Hebron.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Douglas Library of Hebron FIC STA (Text to phone) 33400148849725 Adult New Mystery Suspense Checked out 12/14/2021

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  • ISBN: 1250272580 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781250272584 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781250272584
  • ISBN: 1250272580
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2021.

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"From the Bram Stoker-nominated author of The Luminous Dead comes a gothic fantasy horror--The Death of Jane Lawrence. "Intense and amazing! It's like Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell meets Mexican Gothic meets Crimson Peak." -BookRiot Practical, unassuming Jane Shoringfield has done the calculations, and decided that the most secure path forward is this: a husband, in a marriage of convenience, who will allow her to remain independent and occupied with meaningful work. Her first choice, the dashing but reclusive doctor Augustine Lawrence, agrees to her proposal with only one condition: that she must never visit Lindridge Hall, his crumbling family manor outside of town. Yet on their wedding night, an accident strands her at his door in a pitch-black rainstorm, and she finds him changed. Gone is the bold, courageous surgeon, and in his place is a terrified, paranoid man-one who cannot tell reality from nightmare, and fears Jane is an apparition, come to haunt him. By morning, Augustine is himself again, but Jane knows something is deeply wrong at Lindridge Hall, and with the man she has so hastily bound her safety to. Set in a dark-mirror version of post-war England, Caitlin Starling crafts a new kind of gothic horror from the bones of the beloved canon. This Crimson Peak-inspired story assembles, then upends, every expectation set in place by Shirley Jackson and Rebecca, and will leave readers shaken, desperate to begin again as soon as they are finished. "Don't read this one alone at night; Caitlin Starling has done it again. Unsettling, atmospheric, and downright brutal at times, The Death of Jane Lawrence will continue to haunt you long after you leave Lindridge Hall...if the house lets you leave, that is." -Genevieve Gornichec, author of The Witch's Heart"-- Provided by publisher.
Genre: Horror fiction.

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The Death of Jane Lawrence : A Novel
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All Jane Shoringfield wants is a marriage of convenience that will allow her to live as independently as possible, and she believes she's found the perfect husband in handsome if decidedly solitary doctor Augustine Lawrence. His only condition is that she never visit him at Lindridge Hall, his tumbledown family manor in the sticks. But circumstances land her at his door in a thunderous downpour on a dark, dark night, and what she discovers there should be worthy of a Bram Stoker and Locus Award nominated author. With a 60,000-copy first printing.

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Opening with a very creepy Rebecca vibe and set in a fictional world reminiscent of post-WWII Europe, Starling's latest introduces the very practical Jane as she proposes a business arrangement: marriage to the local doctor, Augustine Lawrence, a brilliant and kind outsider who keeps to himself. Dr. Lawrence's only rule for their marriage is that Jane sleeps at home in town, while he must return to the crumbling family manor home each evening. After a storm forces Jane to break this agreement on the very first night, what began as an uneasy story steadily builds with unrelenting tension, further enhanced by the intensity of Starling's narration. Readers are compelled to follow Jane as she discovers the truth at the manor home, unravels her husband's lies, and battles real or imagined horrors; but they will also thoroughly enjoy falling into this immersive and unsettling journey. A perfect choice for those who enjoy writers who play with the well-trod gothic trope to create something wholly new, utterly terrifying, and supremely satisfying, such as Mexican Gothic, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (2020), and Now You Are One of Us, by Asa Nonami (2007).

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Starling (The Luminous Dead) captivates and horrifies by turn in this intricately plotted, deliciously bonkers secondary world gothic fantasy. Mathematical, methodical Jane Shoringfield, not wishing to be a burden on her guardians when they move to the capital of Great Bretlain or to live in the still shell-scarred city where her parents died during a recent war, proposes a marriage of convenience to Augustine Lawrence, the only doctor in her small town of Larrenton. Lawrence agrees on one condition: Jane is never to spend the night at his ancestral home, Lindridge Hall. But when a mudslide destroys her carriage, Jane is forced to break this promise, staying overnight at Lindridge Hall and confronting the secrets that haunt her new husband. The novel spirals out into a tale of creeping terror, both psychological supernatural, before a masterful third-act twist. Those with low tolerance for gore should be warned there are multiple graphic bloodlettings and surgeries, including one while the patient is still conscious. Gothic purists may initially balk at the secondary world setting, as it's somewhat at odds with the genre's emphasis on how women are imprisoned by real-world patriarchal structures, but Starling's magic system is so spookily and fully realized, and the final twist so brilliantly turns the novel on its head, that even the most skeptical will be won over. This proves impossible to put down. (Oct.)


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