The Beholders by Hester Musson (Signed by the Author)

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A gothic, historical debut thriller about power and corruption. A page-turning epistolary novel which takes us on a weaving tale of intrigue. Your hardback copy will be signed by the Author and dispatched on or around publication day.

Published 18th Jan 2024 (Preorder)
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About the Book…

The body of a boy is pulled from the depths of the River Thames, suspected to be the beloved missing child of the widely admired Liberal MP Ralph Gethin. Four months earlier.

Harriet is a young maid newly employed at Finton Hall. Fleeing the drudgery of an unwanted engagement in the small village where she grew up, Harriet is entranced by the grand country hall; she is entranced too by her glamorous mistress Clara Gethin, whose unearthly singing voice floats through the house. But Clara, though captivating, is erratic.

The master of the house is a much-lauded politician, but he is strangely absent. And some of their beautiful belongings seem to tell terrible stories. Unable to ignore her growing unease, Harriet sets out to discover their secrets.

When she uncovers a shocking truth, a chain of events is set in motion that could cost Harriet everything, even her freedom…

About the Author…

Hester Musson studied at Bristol University and the RCS in Glasgow. She worked as an actress and autocue operator in London before writing full time, and now lives in Scotland.




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18th Jan 2024


Fourth Estate

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