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The Widow's House - A Novel

Carol Goodman

This chilling novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of The Lake of Dead Languages blends the gothic allure of Daphne DuMaurier's Rebecca and the crazed undertones of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper with the twisty, contemporary edge of A.S.A. Harrison's The Silent Wife-a harrowing tale of psychological suspense set in New York's Hudson Valley. When Jess and Clare Martin move from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to their former college town in the Hudson River valley, they are hoping for rejuvenation-of their marriage, their savings, and Jess's writing career. They take a caretaker's job at Riven House, a crumbling estate and the home of their old college writing professor. While Clare once had dreams of being a writer, those plans fell by the wayside when Jess made a big, splashy literary debut in their twenties. It's been years, now, since his first novel. The advance has long been spent. Clare's hope is that the pastoral beauty and nostalgia of the Hudson Valley will offer some inspiration. But their new life isn't all quaint town libraries and fragrant apple orchards. There is a haunting pall that hangs over Riven House like a funeral veil. Something is just not right. Soon, Clare begins to hear babies crying at night, see strange figures in fog at the edge of their property. Diving into the history of the area, she realizes that Riven House has a dark and anguished past. And whatever this thing is-this menacing force that destroys the inhabitants of the estate-it seems to be after Clare next…

This chilling novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of The Lake of Dead Languages blends the gothic allure of Daphne DuMaurier's Rebecca and the crazed undertones of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper with the twisty, contemporary edge of A.S.A. Harrison's The Silent Wife-a harrowing tale of psychological suspense set in New York's Hudson Valley. When Jess and Clare Martin move from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to their former college town in the Hudson River valley, they are hoping for rejuvenation-of their marriage, their savings, and Jess's writing career. They take a caretaker's job at Riven House, a crumbling estate and the home of their old college writing professor. While Clare once had dreams of being a writer, those plans fell by the wayside when Jess made a big, splashy literary debut in their twenties. It's been years, now, since his first novel. The advance has long been spent. Clare's hope is that the pastoral beauty and nostalgia of the Hudson Valley will offer some inspiration. But their new life isn't all quaint town libraries and fragrant apple orchards. There is a haunting pall that hangs over Riven House like a funeral veil. Something is just not right. Soon, Clare begins to hear babies crying at night, see strange figures in fog at the edge of their property. Diving into the history of the area, she realizes that Riven House has a dark and anguished past. And whatever this thing is-this menacing force that destroys the inhabitants of the estate-it seems to be after Clare next…
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This chilling novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of The Lake of Dead Languages blends the gothic allure of Daphne DuMaurier's Rebecca and the crazed undertones of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper with the twisty, contemporary edge of A.S.A. Harrison's The Silent Wife-a harrowing tale of psychological suspense set in New York's Hudson Valley. When Jess and Clare Martin move from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to their former college town in the Hudson River valley, they are hoping for rejuvenation-of their marriage, their savings, and Jess's writing career. They take a caretaker's job at Riven House, a crumbling estate and the home of their old college writing professor. While Clare once had dreams of being a writer, those plans fell by the wayside when Jess made a big, splashy literary debut in their twenties. It's been years, now, since his first novel. The advance has long been spent. Clare's hope is that the pastoral beauty and nostalgia of the Hudson Valley will offer some inspiration. But their new life isn't all quaint town libraries and fragrant apple orchards. There is a haunting pall that hangs over Riven House like a funeral veil. Something is just not right. Soon, Clare begins to hear babies crying at night, see strange figures in fog at the edge of their property. Diving into the history of the area, she realizes that Riven House has a dark and anguished past. And whatever this thing is-this menacing force that destroys the inhabitants of the estate-it seems to be after Clare next…

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cassandra Campbell

Length:

10h 50m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

29:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

35:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

23:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

26:37


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:27


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

26:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:33