By Rebecca Stott
A Cambridge historian, Elizabeth Vogelsang, is located drowned, clutching a pitcher prism in her hand. The ebook she used to be writing approximately Isaac Newton's involvement with alchemy--the end result of her lifelong obsession with the 17th century--remains unfinished. while her son, Cameron, asks his former lover, Lydia Brooke, to ghostwrite the lacking ultimate chapters of his mother's ebook, Lydia concurs and strikes into Elizabeth's house--a studio in an orchard the place the sunshine strikes restlessly around the partitions. quickly Lydia discovers that the shadow of violence that has fallen throughout present-day Cambridge, which escalates to a chain of murders, can have its origins within the troubling facts that Elizabeth's examine has unearthed. As Lydia turns into ensnared in a deadly conspiracy that reawakens ghosts of the prior, the 17th century slowly seeps into the twenty-first, with town of Cambridge the bridge among them.
Filled with evocative descriptions of Cambridge, prior and current, Ghostwalk facilities round a true old secret that Rebecca Stott has exposed regarding Newton's alchemy. In it, time and relationships are entangled--the current with the 17th century, and figures from the previous with the love-torn twenty-first-century girl who's attempting to detect their secrets.
A stunningly unique exhibit of scholarship and mind's eye, and a gripping tale of hope and obsession, Ghostwalk is a unprecedented debut that may swap the way in which such a lot people take into consideration medical innovation, the strength of historical past, and time itself.
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