Liza Costello The Estate


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It is only me, after all, who suspects me of murder...

Beth should have heeded her instinct. Instead, persuaded by her charismatic boyfriend, she finds herself house-sitting alone, in a 'ghost' estate on the edge of town. He told her it would be the key to their future. With the money they saved, they could buy their dream home. He'd be there whenever he could. Or so he said.

But Beth doesn't like being alone. She begins hearing strange noises at night, and wonders if the house could be haunted. As her drinking worsens, it becomes difficult to convince Jason that she's not imagining things. Could it all be in her head?

Slowly, however, Beth realises that there are very real dangers on the estate. And people who seemed friendly are keeping dark secrets, which they don't want her to uncover. And maybe Beth herself is capable of terrible things, if she is pushed far enough...

About the Author

Liza Costello's writing has been short-listed for the Sean O 'Faolain Short Story Competition, the Francis McManus Award and the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award. She won the Dromineer Literary Festival Poetry Award (2011) and her writing has also been broadcast on RTE Radio 1 (The Francis McManus programme, Sunday Miscellany and A Living Word), as well as published in outlets such as The Irish Independent (New Irish Writing), The Stinging Fly, Southword, Crannog, The Manchester Review, The Interpreter's Hat, Kindle Singles and Mslexia.

An earlier version of her debut novel, The Estate, was originally launched as an audiobook for Audible; narrated by Denise Gough, it was chosen as an Audible crime and thriller pick of the month and was also selected as an editor's pick there. Liza lives in County Westmeath with her husband John and children Martha and Brendan.

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'Sinister and wonderfully atmospheric'
- B A Paris

'To be read in a single sitting, with the lights on'
- John Connolly

'Eerie and compulsive - once I started reading it I couldn't stop'
- Andrea Carter


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