Book Name: The London Séance Society
Author: Sarah Penner
Publisher: Park Row; Original edition
Publication Date: March 7, 2023
Category: NYT Bestseller Books
Hardcover : 352 pages
ISBN-10 : 0778387119
ISBN-13 : 978-0778387114
The London Séance Society, written by Sarah Penner, follows the story of Lenna Wickes, who travels to Paris to investigate her sister’s death. She meets Vaudeline D’Allaire, a spiritualist known for her talent in conjuring the spirits of murder victims to identify their killers. Vaudeline is later invited to England to solve a high-profile murder, and Lenna accompanies her as an understudy.
As they team up with the powerful men of London’s exclusive Séance Society to solve the mystery, they begin to suspect they are entangled in a dangerous game themselves. The novel is a thrilling and atmospheric tale that explores the risks women will take to avenge their loved ones and blurs the line between truth and illusion in the perilous art of conjuring the dead.
Main Theme and Key Ideas
The main theme of the book The London Séance Society is the perilous art of conjuring the dead and the risks women will take to avenge the ones they love. The key ideas and arguments presented in the book include:
- The power and influence of spiritualists in the 19th century.
- The biases against the occult and how they hinder investigations.
- The importance of embracing the unknown to uncover the truth.
Chapter Titles and Main Sections
The book The London Séance Society includes 42 Chapter but is mainly divided into four parts:
- Part One: Paris
- Part Two: London
- Part Three: The Séance Society
- Part Four: The Final Séance
Key Takeaways and Conclusions
- Women were not allowed to participate in investigations during the 19th century.
- The occult was seen as taboo and hindered investigations, as detectives were unwilling to consult with spiritualists.
- Love and revenge can drive people to take great risks.
Target Audience and Intended Readership
The London Séance Society is targeted at fans of historical fiction, mystery, and the occult.
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Author’s Background and Qualifications
Sarah Penner is a popular author whose works have made it to the New York Times bestseller list as well as international charts. One of her famous novels, The Lost Apothecary, is set to be translated into forty different languages and is also being adapted into a drama series by Fox. Before becoming a full-time writer, Sarah spent a significant portion of her career in corporate finance. She currently resides in Florida with her husband and continues to pursue her passion for writing.