Today I’m delighted to share the latest of my online reviews with My Weekly. This time it’s The Key in the Lock by Beth Underdown.
The Key in the Lock is published by Penguin imprint Viking on 13th January 2022 and is available through the links here.
The Key in the Lock
I still dream, every night, of Polneath on fire. Smoke unravelling from an upper window, and the terrace bathed in a hectic orange light . . . Now I see that the decision I made at Polneath was the only decision of my life. Everything marred in that one dark minute.
By day, Ivy Boscawen mourns the loss of her son Tim in the Great War. But by night she mourns another boy – one whose death decades ago haunts her still.
For Ivy is sure that there is more to what happened all those years ago: the fire at the Great House, and the terrible events that came after. A truth she must uncover, if she is ever to be free.
But once you open a door to the past, can you ever truly close it again?
From the award-winning author of The Witchfinder’s Sister comes a captivating story of burning secrets and buried shame, and of the loyalty and love that rises from the ashes.
My Review of The Key in the Lock
My full review of The Key in the Lock can be found on the My Weekly website here.
However, here I can say that The Key in the Lock is a brilliant story of intrigue, society and deception, all of which need either a physical or metaphorical key to expose their truths. I loved it.
About Beth Underdown
Beth Underdown lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Manchester. Her debut, The Witchfinder’s Sister, was an Richard & Judy bestseller. The Key in the Lock is her second book.