The Haunting of Thores-Cross: A Yorkshire Ghost Story
Silver Medal Winner, European fiction - 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards
#1 Bestseller Gothic Romance
#1 Bestseller British Horror
#1 Bestseller Occult, Ghosts & Haunted Houses
#1 Bestseller Ghost Suspense
Over 100 5-STAR reviews on Amazon
When a vulnerable young girl is ostracised within her community and accused of witchcraft, the descendants of her neighbours will suffer for centuries to come.
"The ghost of a wronged young woman in the village of Thores-Cross waits 230 years to have her story told in Perkins's suspenseful and atmospheric first Yorkshire Ghost novel ... This historical ghost story provides page-turning chills and sympathy for scorned women" – The BookLife Prize by Publishers Weekly
Paperback edition - perfect bound 5.06x7.81”
Hardback edition - cloth bound with jacket, 6.14x9.21"
Large print edition – paperback, 6.14x9.21"
"This is the most well-researched, intense and spookiest book I've ever read" - Author Amy Queau.
*Silver Medal Winner, European fiction - 2015 IPPY Book Awards
*#1 Bestseller in 6 Amazon Categories, including Ghost Suspense, British Horror and Gothic Romance
*Top 10 Bestseller in 8 more, including Historical Thrillers and Occult Horror
*Over 100 5-STAR reviews on Amazon.com
Emma Moorcroft is still grieving after a late miscarriage and moves to her dream house at Thruscross Reservoir with her husband, Dave. Both Emma and Dave hope that moving into their new home signifies a fresh start, but life is not that simple. Emma has nightmares about the reservoir and the drowned village that lies beneath the water, and is further disturbed by the sound of church bells - from a church that no longer exists.
Jennet is fifteen and lives in the isolated community of Thores-Cross, where life revolves about the sheep on which they depend. Following the sudden loss of both her parents, she is seduced by the local wool merchant, Richard Ramsgill. She becomes pregnant and is shunned not only by Ramsgill, but by the entire village. Lonely and embittered, Jennet's problems escalate, leading to tragic consequences which continue to have an effect through the centuries.
Emma becomes fixated on Jennet, neglecting herself, her beloved dogs and her husband to the point where her marriage may not survive. As Jennet and Emma's lives become further entwined, Emma's obsession deepens and she realises that the curse Jennet inflicted on the Ramsgill family over two hundred years ago is still claiming lives.
Emma is the only one who can stop Jennet killing again, but will her efforts be enough?
“The Haunting of Thores-Cross is quite simply one of the most exciting, incredible, occult-inspired books I have ever read” The Red-Headed Book Lover
“A perfect read.”
“Karen Perkins is a true literary talent”
“An exceptional novel that will take readers on a journey unlike no other”
“A brilliant piece of literature”
“A read that will keep you entertained for hours on end as well as enthrall you“
“Suspenseful and atmospheric” – Publishers Weekly
“Jennet will have your heart and your fear in equal measure”
“If you like a good book with plenty of suspense, read this: you won't regret it.”
“Beautifully written and researched, this is one heck of a ghost story”
“This historical ghost story provides page-turning chills and sympathy for scorned women"