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The London Séance Society

By Sarah Penner
The London Séance Society by Sarah Penner digital book - Fable

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"An atmospheric and evocative whodunnit steeped in suspense, mystery, and illusion." —Nita Prose, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Maid

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the author of the sensational bestseller The Lost Apothecary comes a spellbinding tale about two daring women who hunt for truth and justice in the perilous art of conjuring the dead.

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. With shared determination, the women find companionship that perhaps borders on something more. And as they 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.

"Penner brings history to vivid life in this atmospheric and evocative whodunnit." —Nita Prose, author of The Maid

Named a Most Anticipated book by Good Housekeeping, Washington Post, Bookpage, CrimeReads, Readers Digest, Popsugar, LitHub, E! News, Goodreads, and more

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884 Reviews

3.5
Anxious Face with sweat“There are so many elements of this book that I love, so I thought I might like this despite the general reception being lukewarm. However, with an unnecessary pov that takes away from the mystery, slow pacing, and lackluster execution, I found this to be very boring.”
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“I had to stop and put down fourth wing because the book was pretty slow and I had to read something else so I decided on picking this one up instead but I will pick up the fourth wing when I am ready for it to be read. Even thou I read a bit of this but I was kinda bored with this one I don't really remember when I read this but I picked up again and this book held my attention from the first chapter to the very last. And I didn't think being gay back in the 1800's but I am sure that those people had to hide very well cause it wasn't approved back then and the pace of this book was a fast and so far I liked the book and the story and it seemed the two ladies Vaudline and Lenna didn't trust M. Morley and Constable Back. But towards the end of the book I thought Constable Back was good friends with Mr. Morley but it seemed that Constable Back didn't really trust or like Mr. Morley and I first I thought Lenna was having her doubts about Vaudline and not trusting her either but that seemed Lenna did trust and believed in Vaudline and I am glad that Lenna got her answers about how her sister was killed and I did gave this book a 3 stars.”

About Sarah Penner

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.

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