A psychological thriller
PRAISE FOR THE STRADIVARIUS
Author of Hungers as Old as this Land and The Long Shalom
"A dark concerto of exquisite prose and a tense, claustrophobic plot. Rae Knowles turns in a tour de force of drama and mystery with an undercurrent of exquisite feminist rage that will pluck every string of the reader's heart."
Author of 101 Horror Books to Read Before You're Murdered, Bram Stoker Awards® nominated editor
“Goddamn if this isn’t delicious, Ingrid Bergman Gaslight (1944) vibes-- just as thrilling and tantalizing. Rae Knowles is on my insta-buy list!”
Author of Waif and True Crime
"Rae Knowles writes beautifully and precisely. The Stradivarius is an unforgettable read!"
“The Stradivarius is claustrophobia incarnate. Each turn of the page creeps walls closer in with cracks opening in their old, Victorian wood for eyes to peep through; even the air feels too thick for sound to traverse.
…Knowles masterfully constructs a mystery that twists and turns in places one least expects; even when the pieces seem to all fit together, both the main character, Mae, and you the reader will be forced to question everything with the rampant gaslighting that nails self doubt in among the tight wooden walls. With such a visceral and realised world that often feels alive, the rising feminine rage that boils right until the last page, and a well thought out mystery that seems to always be a few steps ahead of you, The Stradivarius is an absolute must have.”