©2019 by S.A.Harris.

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S.A.HARRIS

WRITER

HAVERSCROFT

PRAISE FOR THIS BOOK

‘An atmospherically creepy ghost story that keeps you guessing till the end! Sally Harris is one to watch.’ —Angela Clarke


Kate Keeling abandons all she knows to move to Haverscroft House in a desperate attempt to salvage her marriage. Unaware of the tragic secrets lurking behind its beautiful and decaying facade, Kate can’t ignore the creeping dread swelling within her as she settles her family and builds a home in a house she loathes.

Her workaholic husband, Mark, insists Kate’s growing fears are all in her mind. If she continues with fanciful imaginings she will be ill again and unable to care for their two children. Only when one of the twins asks about the people in the spare room does Kate begin to realise the danger within the walls of the house they now call home. Can she keep her children safe and escape Haverscroft House even if it will surely end her marriage?

Haverscroft is a gripping and chilling dark tale of physical and mental isolation, a modern ghost story that will keep you turning its pages late into the night.

 

PRAISE FOR THIS BOOK

‘An atmospherically creepy ghost story that keeps you guessing till the end! Sally Harris is one to watch.’ —Angela Clarke

Reviews For Haverscroft

 
 

                                      ABOUT ME

My first novel, Haverscroft, will be published by Salt Publications on the 15th May 2019. The story centres around a family trying to hold together as the parent’s marriage struggles to survive an infidelity. Life gets a whole lot more difficult once they move to a new home for a fresh start. No-one told them Haverscroft House was haunted. 

    

I juggle writing with a full-time legal career with varying degrees of success. After completing Law School in Chester in 1986 I moved to Norwich to train as a solicitor where I still live with my husband and three children.


Once our third child was born, I needed something to do beyond work, the school run and all the daily domestic stuff. I enrolled on a writing diploma at the UEA which only required me to attend a class for two hours on a Wednesday evening each week. It was enough to get me hooked. More courses followed.


It quickly became clear I am a writer of dark tales. Happy, light and cheery are not my thing. My stories have creepy old houses and secrets to make a reader shiver and leave the light on after dark. The stories of M.R.James, Daphne Du Maurier, Susan Hill, Sarah Waters and Kate Mosse crowd the bookshelves at home along with the children’s stash of David Walliams and J.K.Rowlings.


I joined a writing group and met other writers and made firm friends who became the beta readers of the early drafts of what would become Haverscroft. As my story evolved into a novel and encouraged by writer friends, I entered a few writing competitions. I came runner up in the Brixton BookJam Debut Novelist Competition and won The Retreat West Crime Writers Competition. I was shortlisted for The Fresher Prize First 500 Words of a Novel and published in their anthology, Monsters.


When I can find a few minutes between work and the chaos of family life I am trying to write my second novel, Silent Goodbye, a supernatural tale set on the Suffolk coast.

 

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