#25in25 | #TheWomanInTheWood by Lesley Pearse

On 29th June Lesley Pearse’s 25th novel, The Woman in the Wood, is publishing by Penguin.   How better to celebrate such a milestone than with 25 bloggers posting a fact from Lesley Pearse about each of those stories, one for each blog tour stop.  I love this idea 🙂

Today it’s my turn sharing Lesley Pearce’s 4th novel (originally published in 1996).  I’m also sharing a guest review from Laura for The Woman in the Wood.

So without further ado …

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Lesley Pearce’s fact about Ellie:

I wrote this after Camellia, so it is a pre-quel to that book; it was great fun to write.

Check out the other hosts from 15th June to 25th June.

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Here’s more about Lesley Pearce’s 25th novel, The Woman in the Wood:

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Fifteen-year-old twins Maisy and Duncan Mitcham have always had each other. Until the fateful day in the wood . . .

One night in 1960, the twins awake to find their father pulling their screaming mother from the house. She is to be committed to an asylum. It is, so their father insists, for her own good.

It’s not long before they, too, are removed from their London home and sent to Nightingales – a large house deep in the New Forest countryside – to be watched over by their cold-hearted grandmother, Mrs Mitcham. Though they feel abandoned and unloved, at least here they have something they never had before – freedom.

The twins are left to their own devices, to explore, find new friends and first romances. That is until the day that Duncan doesn’t come back for dinner. Nor does he return the next day. Or the one after that.

When the bodies of other young boys are discovered in the surrounding area the police appear to give up hope of finding Duncan alive. With Mrs Mitcham showing little interest in her grandson’s disappearance, it is up to Maisy to discover the truth. And she knows just where to start. The woman who lives alone in the wood about whom so many rumours abound. A woman named Grace Deville.

The Woman in the Wood is a powerful, passionate and sinister tale of a young woman’s courage, friendship and determination from one of the world’s favourite storytellers.

15 year twins Maisy and Duncan find themselves moving to their grandmother’s in the New Forest. Her coldness leads the twins to the exploration of the forest, where they meet Grace, the woman in the wood.

Unexpected and scary events lead the twins to discover they both share kindness and a courageousness which tests them with each terrifying encounter.

A fascinating story by Lesley Pearce to keep the reader turning the pages. I thoroughly enjoy reading her books and get excited at the prospect of one I haven’t read before. The Woman in the Wood did not disappoint, another great story with a gripping storyline and thought provoking characters.

Jera's Jamboree

 

Lesley PearceLesley Pearse‘s novels have sold over ten million copies worldwide and include most recently Dead to Me, Without a Trace, Survivor, Forgive Me and The Promise. Lesley lives in Devon and has three daughters and four grandchildren.

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Married with two sons in their early 20's, by day I'm an Inclusion Lead in a local school. I recharge my batteries by reading and being out in nature. I've been blogging for six years, four of those years exclusively about the literary world and during that time awarded Romance Blogger of the Year at the inaugural Festival of Romance. I'm enjoying the freedom of lifestyle blogging and sharing my love of anything that makes life easier! As well as a lover of words, I'm a stationery addict and lifelong learner. I believe strongly in early help for special educational needs, disability and families who are struggling. I'm a member of my local Early Help Board and it's an honour to be working alongside others to instigate change and growth.