A bewitching historical gothic tale of obsessive love ‘recommended to fans of Sarah Waters’ [Heat] from the author of the highly acclaimed TV Book Club-selected THE SOMNAMBULIST.
Saved from the Thames one foggy London night, Pearl grows up at the House of Mermaids – a brothel that becomes the closest thing to home. But despite being cosseted and spoiled by the Madame, come her 14th year, Pearl is to be sold to the highest bidder.
Orphaned twins Lily and Elijah are on a rare trip to London when they meet the ethereal Pearl. And the repercussions of this chance encounter will bind all their fates together, in a dark and dangerous way.
Bewitching, gothic and sensual, this is a tale of love and betrayal in a world where nothing is quite as it seems.