About the Book
On the coast of rural Newfoundland, Hannah Fitzgerald’s mother has lived her life in near-total isolation. When Hannah returns to the lonely saltbox house to prepare her mother for the transition into assisted living, her childhood home is anything but welcoming. Dilapidated from years of hoarding and neglect, the walls are crumbling, leaving Hannah’s wellness crumbling along with them. While packing her mother’s things, Hannah discovers a trap door to the house’s attic, the one she believed for most of her life had been permanently sealed shut. Blinded by curiosity, Hannah enters the attic and finds a mysterious bedroom riddled with dark secrets. Desperate to know more, Hannah begins to scramble for answers, combing the house for clues that may lead her to the truth. Hannah must navigate through the violent outbursts of her senile mother, the prying questions of a nosy hospice nurse, and the rage of the coastal wind that threatens the structure of the house. Piece by piece, she assembles a picture of her mother’s not-so-distant past—a twisted tangle of infatuation, lies, and maybe even murder. The Woman in the Attic is a claustrophobic psychological thriller wrought with suspense. This novel will put you on the edge of your seat . . . and make you wary of the unused spaces collecting dust in your home. Winner – 2021 #NL Reads – Love Our Local Author
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About the Author
Emily Hepditch is an award-winning author from Mount Pearl, Newfoundland. In 2020, her debut thriller, The Woman in the Attic, was published by Flanker Press and quickly rose to the #1 spot for local interest books in Newfoundland.
Her debut novel remained on the Atlantic Books Today top five local bestsellers list for ten consecutive months. The Woman in the Attic was the winner of the NL Reads competition for 2021 and was also long-listed for the BMO Winterset Award.
Emily is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland, where she studied linguistics, psychology, and criminology. When she is not writing novels, she is studying law, working on an illustration, or hiking the East Coast Trails.
Photo by Meghan Joy Hill Photography
BIG NEWS – “The Woman in the Attic” makes shortlist with Crime Writers of Canada
Exciting news from Crime Writers of Canada. Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) is pleased to announce the Shortlists for the 2021 Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing. Formerly known as the Arthur Ellis Awards, the Awards started in 1984. The annual Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence recognizes the best in mystery, crime, and suspense fiction, and crime nonfiction by Canadian authors. On behalf of CWC, Judy Penz Sheluk, Board Chair, wishes to congratulate all the finalists. Winners will be announced Thursday 27 May 2021. For more details click here.