The Unforgetting

Rose Black / Fiction

Book cover

UK Publisher


Date Published

January 9th, 2020

A spellbinding historical novel of obsession, the lure of fame, and the power of illusion, perfect for fans of The Binding, Bone China and The Lost Ones.


The lure of fame


Sold by her father to a ‘Professor of Ghosts’, Lily Bell dreams of a career on the Victorian stage. But Erasmus Salt is promising his audience not mere theatre, but a glimpse of the spirit world. And Lily is to be his ghost.


The power of illusion


Obsessed with perfection, Erasmus goes to extreme lengths to ensure his illusion is complete. When Lily finds her own obituary in the paper, and then her own headstone in the cemetery, she realises that she is trapped.


The danger of obsession


But Erasmus is haunted by more than one betrayal – and as the curtain falls, Lily’s fate is soon to become even darker…


This haunting Victorian novel weaves a spellbinding web of deluded dreams and dark deceptions.

- Essie Fox

A sinister, fast paced gothic tale.

- Caitlin Davies, author of Daisy Belle

Evocative and atmospheric, The Unforgetting is a macabre tale of dark obsessions and deadly ambitions, where nothing is quite what it seems.

- Anita Frank, author of The Lost Ones

Drips with menace.

- Daily Mail

A sinister, fast-paced gothic tale.

- Caitlin Davies, author of Daisy Belle

From the very first pages, Black's novel grabs our attention, drawing us into a beautifully evoked, sensory world . . . highly recommended.

- The Literary Shed

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