From the award-winning author of In the Shadow of Blackbirds comes a stunning new novel—a masterfully crafted story of love, loss, and second chances. Set during the fear and panic of the Great Influenza of 1918, The Uninvited is part gothic ghost-story, part psychological thriller, perfect for those who loved The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield or The Vanishing by Wendy Webb.
Twenty-five year old Ivy Rowan rises from her bed after being struck by the flu, only to discover the world has been torn apart in just a few short days.
But Ivy’s life-long gift—or curse—remains. For she sees the uninvited ones—ghosts of loved ones who appear to her, unasked, unwelcomed, for they always herald impending death. On that October evening in 1918 she sees the spirit of her grandmother, rocking in her mother’s chair. An hour later, she learns her younger brother and father have killed a young German out of retaliation for the death of Ivy’s older brother Billy in the Great War.
Horrified, she leaves home, to discover the flu has caused utter panic and the rules governing society have broken down. Ivy is drawn into this new world of jazz, passion, and freedom, where people live for the day, because they could be stricken by nightfall. But as her ‘uninvited guests’ begin to appear to her more often, she knows her life will be torn apart once more, but Ivy has no inkling of the other-worldly revelations about to unfold.
The Uninvited is an atmospheric, haunting, and utterly compelling novel.
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The cover is amazing!! And the synopsis is fantastic too! I really cannot wait till I can read The Cure For Dreaming and In The Shadow of Blackbirds, I have them both home and I cannot wait!ReplyDelete
I love this cover! I can't wait to read this one.ReplyDelete
Love the cover, sound like an interesting story :)ReplyDelete
OMG I can't wait for this. This may very well be the first adult book I read in a long time! :D But I love Cat Winters and this sounds brilliant. Thanks for sharing, Carina!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful cover! I haven't read any of her books because the romantic situations don't seem to play out like I want them to. But hopefully this will be my first. Thanks for sharing. :)ReplyDelete
Danielle @ Love at First Page
OH the cover is gorgeous! And I'm fascinated by that time period with a war and the huge flu happening. Excited for this one! What a stack of books you have there :).ReplyDelete