The Deception of Harriet Fleet


Gothic Historical Fiction

UK Publication

Hachette / Quercus, Spring 2021



Press & reviews

An utterly thrilling Gothic tale of two women, secretly striving to break free from the female conventions of Victorian England.”

Rich in atmosphere and suspense, The Deception of Harriet Fleet is a deliciously dark and Gothic tale that transports you into the Victorian age.”

This book could have been written especially for me as it contains all my favourite things: Gothic setting, wild landscape, family secrets and not one but…”

I so enjoyed this. With terrific characters and a deep feeling for the Gothic, this is quite a debut. Helen Scarlett is obviously a writer who…”

I was completely transported to bleak Teesbank Hall where the corridors echo with murder and madness. The Deception of Harriet Fleet is a deliciously unsettling tale…”

Raced through this engrossing debut. It’s a tale full of familiar Gothic ingredients given a modern twist. Just the ticket for a chilly January night.”

A fabulously engrossing mystery – a richly woven tale of Victorian Gothic suspense that’s spine-tingling, riveting and keeps you guessing to the end. The Secret Garden…”

A haunting, richly imagined novel, suffused with dread. Harriet Fleet's is the poignant story of a brave woman fighting to break free from the constraints of…”