The Quickening: Cover Reveal

Here’s the gorgeous cover for The Quickening coming on the 20th August 2020 under the name Rhiannon Ward. My publishers Trapeze have done a fantastic job with the image which reflects the book’s gothic story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

England, 1925. Louisa Drew lost her husband in the First World War and her six-year-old twin sons in the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918. Newly re-married to a war-traumatised husband and seven months pregnant, Louisa is asked by her employer to travel to Clewer Hall in Sussex where she is to photograph the contents of the house for auction.

She learns Clewer Hall was host to an infamous séance in 1896, and that the lady of the house has asked those who gathered back then to come together once more to recreate the evening. When a mysterious child appears on the grounds, Louisa finds herself compelled to investigate and becomes embroiled in the strange happenings of the house. Gradually, she unravels the long-held secrets of the inhabitants and what really happened thirty years before… and discovers her own fate is entwined with that of Clewer Hall’s.

I absolutely loved writing the book which is available for pre-order here.

8 Replies to “The Quickening: Cover Reveal”

    1. Afternoon Sarah. I pre-ordered my copy at the beginning of September, and will be really excited when it’s finally in my hot little hands. Love that it’s set in the 1920’s, a great decade for strange happenings. The cover is lovely. Pretty, but with an air of mystery.

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  1. Looks Intriguing Sarah. I can see it giving Susan Hill a run for her money. Great story for TV/Film too. All the very best with it.
    Happy Christmas
    Bill

    Bill Rogers

    From: Sarah Ward & Rhiannon Ward
    Reply to: Sarah Ward & Rhiannon Ward
    Date: Tuesday, 10 December 2019 at 14:25
    To: Bill Rogers
    Subject: [New post] The Quickening: Cover Reveal

    Sarah posted: “Here’s the gorgeous cover for The Quickening coming on the 20th August 2020 under the name Rhiannon Ward. My publishers Trapeze have done a fantastic job with the image which reflects the book’s gothic story. “

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  2. I do appreciate a compelling book cover. You have a winner here. Whether I enjoy a book is not dictated by a cover but I have been tempted to look at books because of their covers. There is a short Small Town Mysteries of Saskatchewan series by Nelson Brunanski in which cover has a brightly coloured grain elevator which was an iconic symbol of our province for almost 100 years.

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    1. Hi Bill – I’ll check out the Books you mention. Yes, it’s a lovely cover and sums up the book really well in terms of dynamic. Hope all is well with you.

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