House of Shadows by Pamela Hartshorn. Recommended by Kaye (Unsworth Library).
“If you like Barbara Erskine why not try Pamela Hartshorn. Her latest book ‘House Of Shadows’ reminded me of Erskine’s ‘Lady of Hay’. Whilst not as good as ‘Lady of Hay’, which is a superb book, it is still worth a read.” Kaye.
When Kate Vavasour wakes in hospital, she can remember nothing about the family gathered around her bed, or of her life before the accident. The doctors diagnose post-traumatic amnesia and say the memories should start returning. Which they do – but these memories are not her own. They belong to Isabel Vavasour, who lived and died at Askerby Hall over 400 years earlier. Returning to Askerby Hall to recuperate, Kate finds herself in a house full of shadows and suspicions. Unable to recognise her family, her friends or even her small son, she struggles to piece together the events that led to her terrible fall.