The TOP FIVE Sunday Times Bestseller
'Enchanting, evocative and utterly magical.. I LOVED this book!'
'A brilliant book'
Theatres have a certain kind of magic. When the curtain rises, we are all enraptured by the glare of the lights and the smell of the greasepaint but it's when the curtain falls that the real drama begins . . .
In 1952 two young lovers meet, in secret, at the beautiful Southern Cross theatre in the very heart of London's West End. Their relationship is made up of clandestine meetings and stolen moments because there is someone who will make them suffer if he discovers she is no longer 'his'. But life in the theatre doesn't always go according to plan and tragedy and heartache are waiting in the wings for all the players . . .
Almost seventy years later, a new production of When the Curtain Falls arrives at the theatre, bringing with it Oscar Bright and Olive Green and their budding romance. Very soon, though, strange things begin to happen and they learn about the ghost that's haunted the theatre since 1952, a ghost who can only be seen on one night of the year. Except the ghost is appearing more often and seems hell bent on sabotaging Oscar and Olive. The young couple realise they need to right that wrong from years gone by, but can they save themselves before history repeats itself and tragedy strikes once more?
Moulin Rouge meets Phantom of the Opera in this spellbinding and magical story of unrequited love and revenge. When the Curtain Falls is Carrie Hope Fletcher at her romantic best - it will take your breath away.
Enchanting, evocative and utterly magical, When The Curtain Falls is a theatrical delight. You can see the dust rising in the spotlights and feel the audience hold their breath as the story plays out. There's intrigue, mystery and humour, but at its heart this is a tale of love and hope against the odds. I LOVED this book! Miranda Dickinson
Fletcher, Carrie Hope
Carrie Hope Fletcher is an actress, singer, author and vlogger. Carrie's first book, All I Know Now, was a number one Sunday Times bestseller and her debut novel, On the Other Side, also went straight to number one. In The Time We Lost is Carrie's fourth novel.
Carrie played the role of Eponine in Les Mis‚rables at the Queen's Theatre in London's West End for almost three years. She has since stared in and received awards for a number of productions including The War of the Worlds, The Addams Family, and Heathers: The Musical. Carrie will soon rejoin Les Mis‚rables, this time playing Fantine, in a new concert version at the Gielgud Theatre.
Carrie lives just outside of London with numerous fictional friends that she keeps on bookshelves, just in case.