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<p><b>A grand hotel, a famous opera star and a psychoanalyst with a hidden agenda. Kate Mascarenhas's third novel offers her readers a glamorous, thrilling ride through murder, madness and the darkest recesses of the mind.</b></p><p>February, 1929. The Regent Hotel in Birmingham is a place of deception and glamour. Behind its six-storeyed façade, guests sip absinthe cocktails on velvet banquettes, spying on their surroundings in the gilt mirrors and perfectly polished tableware, while the hotel's red-jacketed staff scurry through its lavish corridors to ensure the finest service is always at hand.</p><p>In the early evening, a psychoanalyst checks in under a pseudonym: Nora Dickinson. Nora is young, diligent and ambitious. Though she doesn't see herself as a liar, she is travelling with an agenda. Having followed the famous opera singer, Berenice Oxbow, from Zurich to Birmingham, she's determined not to let her out of her sight.</p><p>But when a terrible snow storm isolates the hotel – and its guests – from the outside world, the lines between nightmare and reality begin to blur and Nora will find herself face to face with a past she thought she had long left behind...</p>

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9781789543858
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Apollo
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Fiction
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320
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<p>A grand hotel, a famous opera star and a psychoanalyst with a hidden agenda.</p>

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<b>PRAISE FOR KATE MASCARENHAS</b>: <br />
'Witty, inventive and unflashily wise about human hearts; Mascarenhas's future promises to be an exciting one' <i>Guardian</i>. <br />
'Breathtakingly tender and wryly understated, <i>The Psychology of Time Travel</i> feels like an antidote to a great deal of reported (and even fictionalized) history, its excised women now finding their way back into the spotlight' <i>New York Times</i>. <br />
'Bringing magical realism to a contemporary Oxford setting in an atmospheric examination of gender inequality' <i>Guardian</i>, on <i>The Thief on the Winged Horse</i>. <br />
'Captivating, inventive and tender ... A dazzling mix of crime, romance, magic and myth' Adele Parks, on <i>The Thief on the Winged Horse</i>. <br />
'This is a novel packed with ideas ... It'll leave you turning over the concepts in your mind long after the story is finished'

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<p>Third novel from the acclaimed author of <i>The Psychology of Time Travel</i> and <i>The Thief on the Winged Horse</i>.</p>

<p>Author is brilliant at mixing genre with psychological insight – this time she delves into Golden Age crime with a locked room mystery.</p>

<p>One of the UK's most exciting new voices in fiction.</p>

<p>MARKET: Stuart Turton; Agatha Christie.</p>

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