The Woman In The Mirror: A haunting gothic story of obsession, tinged with suspense

By Rebecca James

‘A dark treat’ Kate Riordan, author of The Stranger

Haunting and moving, The Woman in the Mirror is a tale of obsession tinged with suspense, perfect for fans of Tracy Rees and Lulu Taylor.

‘You’ll be the woman of this house, next, miss. And you’ll like it.’


Governess Alice Miller loves Winterbourne the moment she sees it. Towering over the Cornish cliffs, its dark corners and tall turrets promise that, if Alice can hide from her ghosts anywhere, it’s here.

And who better to play hide and seek with than twins Constance and Edmund? Angelic and motherless, they are perfect little companions.


Adopted at birth, Rachel’s roots are a mystery. So, when a letter brings news of the death of an unknown relative, Constance de Grey, Rachel travels to Cornwall, vowing to uncover her past.

With each new arrival, something in Winterbourne stirs. It’s hiding in the paintings. It’s sitting on the stairs.

It’s waiting in a mirror, behind a locked door.

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 14 Jun 2018
Pages: 384
ISBN: 978-1-84845-720-1
Rebecca James was born in 1983. She worked in publishing for several years before leaving to write full-time, and is now the author of eight previous novels written under pseudonym. Her favourite things are autumn walks, Argentinean red wine and curling up in the winter with a good old-fashioned ghost story. She lives in Bristol with her husband and two daughters.

'The Woman in the Mirror is a dark treat of a book, steeped in gothic detail and heavy with unease. With shades of Rebecca, The Turn of the Screw and The Woman in Black, it unnerved as much as it compelled me to read on' Kate Riordan, author of The Stranger -

”'The Woman in the Mirror is a thoroughly transporting tale, both elegantly written and deliciously creepy. With the forbidding house, the relentless ocean, the echoes of past and present, it’s full of tantalising Gothic imagery: I loved it.” - Emylia Hall, author of The Thousand Lights Hotel

”'Deliciously sinister in the best way possible- elegantly written, intriguing and hugely atmospheric. When I wasn’t reading it I was dreaming about it! It’s a true page-turner: a perfect setting, a great build up and utterly chilling.” - Nicola Cornick, author of The Phantom Tree