Cover Crush: The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling
The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling has the perfect dark gothic cover. If this doesn’t catch your interest, it will surely will make you curious at least! There are some wild details on this cover, if you look closely! This book has the creepy factor that should put it on your fall spooky reads lists and this adult, historical thriller releases just in time on October 5th!
The Death of Jane Lawrenceby Caitlin Starling
Published by: St. Martin's Press
Genres: Adult, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Practical, unassuming Jane Shoringfield has done the calculations, and decided that the most secure path forward is this: a husband, in a marriage of convenience, who will allow her to remain independent and occupied with meaningful work. Her first choice, the dashing but reclusive doctor Augustine Lawrence, agrees to her proposal with only one condition: that she must never visit Lindridge Hall, his crumbling family manor outside of town. Yet on their wedding night, an accident strands her at his door in a pitch-black rainstorm, and she finds him changed. Gone is the bold, courageous surgeon, and in his place is a terrified, paranoid man—one who cannot tell reality from nightmare, and fears Jane is an apparition, come to haunt him.
By morning, Augustine is himself again, but Jane knows something is deeply wrong at Lindridge Hall, and with the man she has so hastily bound her safety to. Set in a dark-mirror version of post-war England, Starling crafts a new kind of gothic horror from the bones of the beloved canon. This Crimson Peak-inspired story assembles, then upends, every expectation set in place by Shirley Jackson and Rebecca, and will leave readers shaken, desperate to begin again as soon as they are finished.