The Glass House/The Daughters of Foxcote Manor
When a baby is abandoned in ancient woodland outside Foxcote Manor, the family who lives there takes her in. She sparks joy in a family beset by its own grief and troubles, newly escaped to the country for the summer following a devastating fire at their London home.
Scared of losing the baby to the authorities, the family and their nanny keep her secret. For a while, they’re suspended in a blissful sunlit forest world, where normal rules don’t seem to apply.
But trouble cannot be held at bay. Within days, a person will lie dead in the woods - and a society scandal explodes.
Decades later, a Londoner with holes in her family history is faced with an urgent need for answers. Overcoming her own deep-rooted fear of what she might find, she sets out to discover the truth. But the past is already far closer than she can imagine, waiting and watching...
“Chase parcels out her clues slowly, without a hint of showiness. In the end, ‘The Daughters of Foxcote Manor’ is not really about a murder, or a creepy house, but about families — the ones we’re born into, the ones we make and especially the ones we flee.” New York Times
'An old English estate holds decades worth of secrets...' New York Post's Best Books of The Week July 18, 2020
"Exploring family dynamics by using alternating timelines, Chase (The Wildling Sisters, 2017) captivates readers, especially fans of Kate Morton, with eloquent prose and sympathetic characters." Booklist
Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2020 - Bustle.com
Popsugar's 26 Best Books of July 2020
"Gothic mystery The Daughters of Foxcote Manor by Eve Chase alternates between the past and the present to tell a story of mothers and daughters that's as chilling as it is moving."
‘Eve Chase is a supremo of this genre….An intricately woven novel of suspense and secrets.’ Red Magazine
'Eve Chase’s novels are about glamorous families with tragic pasts, set in wonderful locations. Her writing is rich and her stories full of dreamy mystery….This gorgeous meditation on motherhood is one of my favourite reads so far this year' - Wendy Holden, Daily Mail
We all need a book to get really lost in every now and again, and this captivating mystery will certainly whisk you away. Exquisitely written, this emotional and intriguing novel is a little bit special.' Woman and Home
Book of The Month, Prima
"I enjoyed this book so much that every time I put it down, I wanted to pick it straight back up. Dark secrets...tantalising twists...'
‘A beautifully written, atmospheric mystery that will captivate you from the first page to the last’ - Heat
'A delicious mystery full of labyrinthine curves' Kirkus Reviews, US
'[An] atmospheric mystery...Ample foreboding and evocative prose propel things to a gratifying close. Gothic suspense fans will be delighted.' Publishers Weekly, US
'Eve Chase is an extraordinary writer and The Daughters of Foxcote Manor is absolutely her best yet. No one creates families as complex, loveable and utterly believable as Chase and she is the master of the dual time frame narrative' - Lisa Jewell, author The Family Upstairs
'I just love Eve Chase’s lyrical writing and evocative sense of place. The Glass House is her best yet, a glorious tangle of family secrets, set deep in the woods of Foxcote Manor. A treat - Louise Candlish, author Our House
"I adored The Glass House by Eve Chase. Sublime writing, secrets, lovable characters I didn’t want to leave, and a ripping twisting plot that kept me guessing. An absolute jewel of a book.” Dinah Jeffries author The Missing Sister
‘Terrific sense of place; twists aplenty; characters I cared about; an emotive exploration of mother/daughter relationships from birth to death. But it's the writing that lifts this: lush, lyrical, precise, confident’ Sarah Vaughan, author of Anatomy of a Scandal
'Bewitching and beguiling, it's as dark and tangled as the forest where it is set. A creeping sense of unease builds to a terrific denouement - as suspenseful as the mistress of psychological drama, Daphne du Maurier. Eve Chase is simply brilliant' - Veronica Henry, author The Beach Hut
'I'm bereft, having finished Eve Chase’s wonderful The Glass House, an atmospheric and immersive mystery in which the secrets and lies of the past collide with the present. Chase's writing is, as ever, exquisite' - Elizabeth Fremantle, author The Honey and The Sting
'If you like your mysteries atmospheric then I highly recommend The Glass House - it's the kind of book that makes you look up in surprise at your present-day surroundings. Long-fused mysteries in the past and present take a tantalisingly long time to weave together but the wait is absolutely worth it. Beautiful, transportive writing.’ Erin Kelly author of He Said She Said
'Evocative and beautifully written The Glass House sucked me into a mystery as atmospheric and densely packed with secrets as the forest in which it's set.’ Tammy Cohen/Rachel Rhys, author A Dangerous Crossing
Rosie Walsh, author of The Man Who Didn't Call/Ghosted
“I adored this beautifully-written, riveting mystery. Chase is peerless in her ability to stitch together dark secrets and tantalising twists with unforgettable characters and enthralling imagery. I am a die-hard fan!”
Kate Morton, author of The Clockmaker's Daughter
'A captivating mystery: beautifully written, with a rich sense of place, a cast of memorable characters and lots of deep, dark secrets.'
Katherine Webb, author of The Legacy
“So beautifully and insightfully written, with characters I grew to love populating a compelling, moving story that kept me turning the pages right to the very last. Chase handles the various unexpected ways our earliest experiences shape and define us with huge empathy and sensitivity. It's an evocative and engrossing read.'
Fiona Davis, author of The Chelsea Girls
"Eve Chase is right up there with Tana French and Sarah Waters as an author who writes page-turning masterpieces that meld a vibrant sense of place with a heartbreaking cast of characters. I devoured her latest, and will be recommending it to everyone I know. Her plot twists floored me, and this haunting story will stay with me for a very long time."