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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Black Rabbit Hall (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wildling Sisters / The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Daughters of Foxcote Manor / The Glass House (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Birdcage (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Eve Chase is an English author of historical mystery novels best known for her book The Glass House, which has sold over 200,000 copies and is listed as a top 10 bestseller by the Sunday Times. Her books have been published in America, France, Germany, Holland, Poland, Spain, and more.

She is a graduate of Manchester University with a degree in English Literature. She has written for publications including InStyle, Dazed and Confused, Red, You, Marie-Claire, and national newspapers.

The Glass House

Rita’s parents died in a horrible car crash when she was only six years old, and ever since, she’s always craved a family. She had lived with her grandmother in Torquay before she got a job as a maid for the Harrington family in London. Her engagement with Fred in Torquay fell, and soon the Harringtons became her family. But after a fire burned down the London house, Jeanie Harrington and her two children, along with Rita, relocated to a house in the Forest of Dean. The house wasn’t quite shabby, but it was not up to the standards of the London house before the fire.

But Walter Harrington had warned Rita if she did not report to him about his wife’s mental and physical wellbeing, he would fire her and have someone else replace her. For a morally upright Rita, she’d probably have quit her job instead of getting bullied into doing what she knew was against her morals, but she was close to the two children and knew that Jeannie was never in a good position to look after them. Jeanie was still recuperating from the loss of her baby months earlier, and her mental health wasn’t at its best.

There was another man in the picture. Don Armstrong was once Walter’s best friend but had his eyes set on Jeanie, and she was also in love with him. Don never cared whom he heart broke, and at Foxcote Manor, their illicit affair was obvious. But one of Jeanie’s kids found a baby in the woods, and the family took it in as their own.

In the present day, we meet Sylvie moving her belongings into a tiny flat. She’s divorced and hopes that for the sake of their child Annie, she and her ex-husband Steve can remain on reasonable terms. Annie is about to go to Cambridge to study math; that was the plan until she told her mother about the baby, and Sylvie’s mother gets into an accident that leaves her in a coma.

Just like Delia Owens gives vivid descriptions of the forest such that it almost becomes a character in her novel Where the Crawdads Sing, Eve Chase does give vivid descriptions of the sights, sounds, animals, and textures making the forest come alive in its own right.

It is evident that Chase is an expert storyteller as she drops nods throughout the story allowing us to piece together the tiny pieces of the puzzle. The dual timelines narration synchronizes perfectly in harmony, and the switching of the perspectives will keep you reading to the last page. The author also uses symbolism, especially with the glass terrariums. Even though the forest imagery implores visions of unwavering brutality, the glasshouses represent happiness’s fragility. We can clearly see how satisfaction can be exhausted.

The tale is narrated by three narrators alternating between the past and the present. The reader can make connections as the story progresses- but in small doses. The story ending allows for a heartwarming and satisfying outcome for all the characters we’ve come to adore.

It’s a wonderful, evocative, gripping, and well-crafted tale full of mysteries and intrigue featuring a type of dysfunctional family that most of us only get to experience through fiction. It’s an immersive tale that will have you turning pages thanks to the superb woven characters that strike a perfect balance between exciting, engrossing, relatable, and believable. Chase gives vivid descriptions of the countryside’s beauty, and the mystery contained in these pages is truly riveting. The Glass House by Eva Chase is highly recommended for readers who enjoy reading historical family dramas with dark secrets and many skeletons in the closets.
The Black Rabbit Hall

In the 21st century, it’s rare, if not impossible, to find a book that delivers a genuine Gothic mystery, Eva Chase’s, The Black Rabbit Hall does.

This book tells the story of four children living their ideal life in 1968 until when tragedy comes knocking. Their lives take a dark turn and soon dissolve into insanity, melancholy, and turmoil, with more disasters to follow.
The story shifts to the present day, and we meet Jon and Lorna, who are madly in love and looking for a wedding venue. Surprisingly enough, an old Cornwall house grabs Lorna’s attention, not only because she adores old houses but also because she got some memories of having toured the home with her mother, who recently died. Upon seeing the house, her heart settles for it as her ideal wedding venue despite her fiancé’s skepticism.

Lorna soon gets involved with the woman in charge of the house and the housekeeper. She promises to bring more clients by publishing an article revolving around the house’s history and the family legacy. Little did Lorna know that her vague memories of the old Cornwell house link her directly to the house’s past and could possibly alter her future.

Cornwall’s scenic and remote setting is the perfect stage to narrate the history of the Alton children. The riddle of what became of the Alton family is narrated in alternate chapters, as Mrs. Alton narrates her memories to Lorna in the present day. As the story progresses, Lorna can piece the puzzles from her memories of the Black Rabbit Hall, giving the reader a glimpse into a shocking revelation.

This story is full of the family’s darkest secrets, betrayal, and manipulations, and as the two storylines blend, the ghost of the past rest in peace, giving way to a chance to heal and start over. The Black Rabbit Hall is beautifully woven, with vivid details, characterizations, and haunting atmospheres that will keep you hooked to the final page.

Eve Chase is the pen name used by a journalist that’s worked extensively across the British press.

She writes rich suspenseful novels about families, both passionate and dysfunctional, and the type of explosive secrets which can rip them to shreds. All set in these curious and characterful settings. Eve writes the type of tales that she would love to read. Page turners. Mysteries. Worlds that you can lose yourself in. Reading time is so precious to her that she tries to make her books worthy of this sweet spot.

Eve’s office is a garden studio/shed. There are roses outside of it. It is a small space, but it is perfect for cooking up bigger ones. There is a crime that beats typically at the heart of her novels.

Eve studied English Literature at Manchester University and went on to do a post-graduate in journalism. She once edited a street fashion magazine, called Scene (which is no longer on the scene, or even in existence) and wrote for many publications included Punch, InStyle, Dazed and Confused, Red, Marie-Claire, You, and national newspapers.

She reads all the time, hopping happily between genres and authors. Her ever changing list of favorite writers includes Barbara Vine, Liane Moriarty, Lisa Jewell, Maggie O’Farrell, Kate Atkinson, Jane Austen, Raymond Carver, Kate Morton, Elizabeth Strout, Hilary Mantel, Diane Athill, and Donna Tart.

“Black Rabbit Hall” won the best foreign fiction novel, Saint Maur en Poche festival, Paris.

“Black Rabbit Hall” is the first stand alone novel and was released in 2015. Here’s a magnetic debut of forbidden love, family secrets, and heartbreaking loss all housed within the grand gothic manor of Black Rabbit Hall.

Ghosts are everywhere, and not just the ghost of Momma in the woods, however ghosts of us as well, what we once were like in those long summers.

Amber Alton knows that the hours pass a bit differently at Black Rabbit Hall, which is her London family’s country estate, where there are no two clocks that read the same. Summers here are timeless and perfect. Not too much ever happens there. Until, of course, it does.

Over three decades later, Lorna’s determined to be married inside the grand, ivy-covered walls of Pencraw Hall, which is known as Black Rabbit Hall among all the locals. However while she is drawn deeper into these overgrown grounds, half-buried memories of her mom start surfacing and she soon finds herself getting ensnared inside the manor’s labyrinthine history, overcome with this insatiable need for answers about her own past and that of the formerly happily family whose memory is still haunting the estate.

Atmospheric and stunning, this debut is a thrilling spiral into the hearts of two different women separated by decades however inescapably connected by the tangled and dark secrets of Black Rabbit Hall.

“The Wildling Sisters” is the second stand alone novel and was released in 2017. One summer, four sisters. A lifetime of secrets.

Margot, age fifteen, and her three sisters show up at Applecote Manor in June of 1959, they are only expecting a quiet English country summer. But instead, they find their uncle and aunt who are still reeling from Audrey’s disappearance from five years previous. While the sisters get divided by some new added tensions when these two handsome neighbors come by, Margot finds herself drawn into the life that Audrey left behind. When the summer takes a lethal turn, the girls have to unite behind one unthinkable decision or find themselves ripped apart forever.

Half a century later, Jesse is desperate to move all of her family out of their London home, where signs of her widower husband’s previous wife are around each and every corner. Gorgeous Applecote Manor, which is nestled in the English countryside, appears to be the perfect solution.

However Jesse finds herself at odds with her fifteen year old stepdaughter, being increasingly isolated in their sprawling new home, and haunted by the odd rumors which surround this manor.

Readers found this to be a delicious treat, lapping up every word and savoring every sentence. The book is so compelling and atmospheric that when they finished, they quickly missed these characters and setting.

“The Daughters of Foxcote Manor” is the third stand alone novel and was released in 2020. Outside an isolated manor house in an idyllic wood, one baby girl is discovered.

The Harrington family takes her in and disbelief soon turns to joy. They are grieving their own horrible tragedy and this gorgeous baby fills them with hope, and lights up the house’s dusty and dark corners. Desperate not to lose her to the authorities, they keep her a secret, suspended in this blissful summer world where normal rules of behavior, as well as the law, really do not appear to apply.

However within days a body is going to lie dead in the grounds. And their dreams of a perfect family is going to be shattered like glass. Years later, and the truth is going to need to be put all back together again, one piece at a time.

This is a thrilling and emotional novel about belonging and family secrets, and how we find ourselves at times when we feel the most lost.

“The Birdcage” is the fourth stand alone novel and was released in 2022. Lauren, Kat, and Flora are these half-sisters that share a famous artist for a dad, along with a horrible secret.

Each has discovered their own way of burying it. Through the years they have grown apart, and into their own wildly different lives. However upon invitation to Rock Point, the Cornish cliff house where they once sat for their dad’s most celebrated painting, Girls with Birdcage, they are reunited.

Rock Point is a windswept and beautiful place that is thick with secrets, and electrically charged with the one subject that the family does not dare discuss. And there’s somebody in the shadows that watches the house and every move they make. Somebody that remembers the girls in the painting. What they did.

The three sisters have to unlock the truth in order to set themselves free, and find one another again.

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