Celebrating Lesley Pearse’s 25th novel, today I am providing you with a fact about Lesley’s novel Belle (part of Lesley’s only trilogy) as well as a review of her latest and 25th novel The Woman in the Wood.
Many thanks to Darran at ED Public Relations for inviting me on the tour!
Fifteen-year-old twins Maisy and uncan have always had each other. Until that fateful day in the
1960: Maisy and Duncan Mitcham are woken one night to find their mother is being committed to
an insane asylum. Soon after, their father packs them off to ‘Nightingales’, their grandmother’s
country house in the New Forest. Cold and distant, she leaves them to their own devices to explore;
a freedom they have never experienced before and which they love. That is, until the day Duncan
doesn’t come home from the woods.
When the bodies of other young boys are discovered in the surrounding area the police appear to
give up hope of finding Duncan alive and with Grandmother Mitcham showing little concern, it falls
to Maisy to discover the truth. And she knows just where to start. The woman who lives alone in the
woods. A woman called Grace Deville.