The Swallowing Place...

The Swallowing Place ...

gothic romance / horror novel

self-published, 2021



n an attempt to flee her abusive employer, amateur witch Brigid Swann takes a new name and a position as a maid in an isolated estate that sits on a deserted island off the cliffs of North England.

With this new start, Brigid hopes of leaving the violence and emotional trauma behind her as she begins to work for the disturbed and mysterious Lamia Levine. Lamia's house is full of mirrors, a pair of eyes always watching but thankfully for Brigid, her past with the Levines remains forgotten, allowing her to savor some peace. 

Along with Lamia, Brigid encounters two of Lamia's grown children, the kind but oddly allusive Logan and the dazed but caring Louisa. Yet, there is more to the Levine family that meets the eye with Brigid's sleepwalking and nightmares growing into more than just flashes of her traumatic childhood.


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Copyright © Claire L. Smith 2020