The Key

Author(s): Kathryn Hughes

FICTION

'Riveting' Lesley Pearse on The Letter. 'Gripping' Good Housekeeping on The Secret.
From Kathryn Hughes, the #1 bestselling author of The Letter, comes The Key, a powerful, heartbreaking story set to get everyone talking in spring 2018.
1956
It's Ellen Crosby's first day at work as a student nurse at Ambergate County Lunatic Asylum. When she meets Amy Sullivan, a young woman committed for allegedly attempting to drown herself and her baby stepsister, and Dr Stephen Lambourn, a pioneering physician keen to try out the various 'cures' available for mental illness, little does Ellen know that a choice she will make is to change all their lives for ever...
Present day
Under the cover of darkness, Sarah picks her way through the brambles to the abandoned Ambergate Asylum. A vast building with over six miles of corridors, the asylum still houses the metal-framed beds, rusty instruments and infamous padded cells used before it closed its doors for the last time. In an old wardrobe, Sarah discovers a suitcase belonging to a female patient who was admitted to the asylum in 1956. The shocking contents of the suitcase lead Sarah to unravel a forgotten story of tragedy, lost love and an old wrong that only Sarah may have the power to put right.

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General Fields

  • : 9781472248855
  • : Headline Publishing Group
  • : Headline Review
  • : February 2018
  • : ---length:- '23.4'width:- '15.3'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

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  • : 416
  • : Kathryn Hughes
  • : Paperback
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