May Book Club – The Darkest Night by Victoria Hawthorne (Signed Bookplate)

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A bewitching and haunting story of family secrets – and the lengths some will go to protect them. A beautiful story with authentic characterisation, bewitching storyline and brilliant settings. From 1st May all orders for this title will include a signed book-plate as we have now signed out of signed copies.

Published 25 Apr 2024

About The Book


When Ailsa Reid becomes the subject of a trial by media after an incident at the school where she works, she escapes to the comfort of her grandparents’ house in Fife. But she arrives to find her grandmother, Moira – recently diagnosed with dementia – has gone missing, and her grandfather, Rupert, gravely injured.


Desperate to ensure Moira’s safe return, Ailsa must rely on the help of her estranged mother, Rowan, who abandoned her at birth. Tensions simmer between the two women as they attempt to piece together the lead-up to Moira’s disappearance.


But to move forward and find Moira, both Ailsa and Rowan must look to their ancestors, and to a story about witches burned on the hill above the Reid house centuries ago. Can they break the bonds of history in time to save their family? Or will the Reid curse be their undoing?

A bewitching and haunting story of family secrets – and the lengths some will go to protect them. You can read our review here.

About the Author

Victoria Hawthorne is the pseudonym of bestselling suspense author Vikki Patis. She lives in Scotland with her wife, two wild golden retrievers, and an even wilder cat. The Darkest Night is Victoria Hawthorne’s second book.

About the Book Club…

The Tea Leaves & Reads Book Club was created in July 2020 and is held online and locally, in Andover, Hampshire. Our book club titles are picked carefully from hundreds and hundreds of choices, an almost impossible task. All of our book club choices are hand-signed, available in paperback, and come with the additional option of joining an online zoom interview live with us and the Author. Find out more about the book club by visiting our book club page and sign up for our events by visiting the events page.

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Victoria Hawthorne


Quercus Publishing


25 Apr 2024



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