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About The London Séance Society:
1873. At an abandoned château on the outskirts of Paris, a dark séance is about to take place, led by acclaimed spiritualist Vaudeline D’Allaire. Known worldwide for her talent in conjuring the spirits of murder victims to ascertain the identities of the people who killed them, she is highly sought after by widows and investigators alike.
Lenna Wickes has come to Paris to find answers about her sister’s death, but to do so, she must embrace the unknown and overcome her own logic-driven bias against the occult. When Vaudeline is beckoned to England to solve a high-profile murder, Lenna accompanies her as an understudy. But as the women team up with the powerful men of London’s exclusive Séance Society to solve the mystery, they begin to suspect that they are not merely out to solve a crime, but perhaps entangled in one themselves…
Written with intoxicating suspense and sultry prose, The London Séance Society is an entrancing tale that blurs the lines between truth and illusion, and reveals the grave risks women will take to avenge the ones they love.
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About the Author:
Sarah Penner is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Lost Apothecary which will be translated into forty languages worldwide and is set to be turned into a drama series by Fox. Sarah spent thirteen years in corporate finance and now writes full-time. She and her husband live in Florida. To learn more, visit SarahPenner.com.
“Just when I thought Sarah Penner could not surpass her epic debut, The Lost Apothecary, she returns with an utter stunner. Readers will savor this suspenseful tale of the occult as they are drawn into a world unlike any other. At the top of her game, Penner shines, and the result is breathtaking!” —Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris
“Penner has conjured up another winner. Bristling with tension and featuring strong women who aren’t afraid to defy conventions, this gothic mystery is both smart and seductive. Haunting in the best of ways, I swear I could feel the London fog on my cheek (or was that a spirit…) as I flew through the pages.” —Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Magnolia Palace
Brilliant…The London Séance Society is an explosive, immersive, time-bomb of a novel. Vengeance is never sweeter than in Sarah Penner’s hands.” —Laurie Lico Albanese, award-winning author of Hester and Stolen Beauty
“Sarah Penner brings history to vivid life in this atmospheric and evocative whodunnit steeped in suspense, mystery, and illusion.” —Nita Prose, #1 New York Times bestseller of The Maid
“The London Séance Society is an evocative and delicious read with a mystery that will have you turning pages late into the night. Sarah Penner has another bestseller on her hands with this exquisitely written gothic Victorian tale.” —Madeline Martin, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Bookshop in London
“At turns spooky and sexy, sly and subversive, The London Séance Society fully immerses the reader in nineteenth-century Paris and London, a time when loved ones would suspend all manner of disbelief in the hope of communicating with the dead. With her skill at conjuring atmosphere and conveying both deceit and desire, Penner has crafted another blockbuster novel that is magically even better than her first.” —Natalie Jenner, internationally bestselling author of The Jane Austen Society
“Mesmerizing, seductive and absolutely irresistible…The London Séance Society is completely spellbinding.” —Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of The House Guest
“Penner spreads her wings in her sophomore novel, The London Séance Society, a Victorian whodunit crackling with tension and lavished with ambiance. A story of a sister’s grief–and a quest for answers–readers can’t help but root for Lenna Wickes as she delves into the dark and sexy world of the occult. Add a dash of the supernatural and we have a winner!” —Heather Webb, USA Today bestselling author of The Next Ship Home
“A great choice for fans of historical European settings, the power of women, and the fringes of the paranormal.”—Booklist
“Penner (The Lost Apothecary) delivers another captivating feminist gothic tale… Fans of the genre will eat this up.” —Publishers Weekly
There was a time when belief in the beyond raged and anyone and everyone was trying to speak with the dead. Spiritualists traveled hither and yon bringing forth dead loved ones to provide answers to questions that were not resolved before the person passed through the veil.
When that person was murdered the survivors often hoped for clues to the perpetrator. Money was spent and money was made but were any questions truly answered?
The London Séance Society is a book that takes you into the world of the occult and leaves you with more questions than answers but is still a very satisfying read. Good does win out and I’m not spoiling anything by writing that.
So pick up the book and enter into the world of knocks and smoke, stories and tales of the beyond to see if you can find the answers that you seek. If nothing else you will be entertained by a very good mystery with a very satisfying resolution.