Spotlight on The Shadow House by Anna Downes

Morning everyone! I was part of the blog tour for Anna Downes’s first novel The Safe Place back in 2020 and you can check out my review here. Today I’m delighted to be shining a spotlight on Anna’s latest novel – The Shadow House.




Title: The Shadow House

Author: Anna Downes

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Publication Date: 5th April 2022

About The Book…

A HOUSE FULL OF DEADLY SECRETS. A MOTHER WHO’LL RISK EVERYTHING TO BRING THEM TO LIGHT. 

THE BONES COME FIRST… 
When single mother Alex arrives at her new home with her two children, she can finally breathe easy. Pine Ridge, a rural community near the Australian coast, is beautiful, peaceful and most importantly, far away from the trauma she left behind. 

NEXT, A DOLL… 
Then unexplained boxes start arriving at the house, and Alex’s teenage son begins to retreat into himself more than ever. As rumours and legends swirl through the community, Alex realises that Pine Ridge is guarding long-held secrets of its own. 

AND THEN THE BLOOD. 
Something is lurking in the shadows, and Alex and her family are in grave danger. She must protect her children from the darkness at all costs – before it engulfs them whole… 

A tense and haunting tale of one mother’s fight for her family, in a place where no one can hear you scream. 


About The Author…


Anna Downes was born in Sheffield, UK, but now lives just north of Sydney, Australia. She worked as an actress before turning to writing and appeared in television dramas such as Eastenders, Casualty, Holby City, and Dalziel and Pascoe. Her writing has been shortlisted for the Sydney Writers Room Short Story Prize and longlisted for the Margaret River Short Story Competition. 

The Safe Place was inspired by Anna’s experiences working as a housekeeper on a remote French estate.

Connect With Anna

Website // Twitter // Instagram



I think The Shadow House sounds amazing and I cannot wait to get properly stuck in! The Shadow House is now available as an eBook or an audiobook. If you prefer print you can get your pre-order in now ready for July!

Want To Buy It?

Bookshop.org // Amazon UK // Amazon US // Waterstones // Book Depository

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