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Novels like like Sarah Waters'

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SilenceIsBroken Wed 29-Nov-17 17:11:21

Can anyone recommend some novels similar to Sarah Waters'? I love her writing and attention to detail - and the gripping narratives.

I've read Life After Life and the Crimson Petal and the White, which are often recommended in the same breath as Waters' novels.

Obliviate Fri 01-Dec-17 05:41:40

Maybe try Hannah Kent (Burial Rites and The Good People) and Anna Hope (Wake and The Ballroom.) Hope this helps.

Grunkalunka Fri 01-Dec-17 17:46:04

Jane Harris - Gillespie and I and The Observations might hit the spot

TheGirlOnTheLanding Fri 01-Dec-17 22:23:46

Second Hannah Kent and also suggest Sarah Moss (Bodies of Light, Stories for Lost Children) and Emma Donoghue (The Sealed Letter, Slammerkin, The Wonder).

BestIsWest Mon 04-Dec-17 22:33:57

The Essex Serpent?
His Bloody Project?

SilenceIsBroken Mon 04-Dec-17 22:35:14

Thank you! I've read the Essex Serpent but the others are new to me.

doctorcuntybollocks Tue 05-Dec-17 21:28:51

The Quincunx by Charles Palliser.

thepatchworkcat Fri 08-Dec-17 21:03:21

Ooh just what I wanted to know, I like all Sarah Waters and keep impatiently checking to see if she’s written anything new. Love it when there’s a twist.

Ellisisland Wed 13-Dec-17 13:43:19

I recommend The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell. Really reminded me of The Little Stranger in terms of detail and atmosphere.

OrangeCrush19 Thu 14-Dec-17 19:19:35

Second Hannah Kent and Emma Donoghue. Also recommend Emma Flint: Little Deaths.

FenellaMaxwellsPony Sat 16-Dec-17 22:51:38

A gathering light by Jennifer Donnelly

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