WHEN THE CURTAIN FALLS is a spellbinding, magical and romantic novel from the Number One bestselling Carrie Hope Fletcher.
The BRAND NEW NOVEL from Sunday Times bestselling author Carrie Hope Fletcher. Coming in July 2018!
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. Coming in July 2018!
About the Author
Carrie Hope Fletcher is an actress, singer, author, vlogger and, thanks to her popular YouTube channel, 'honorary big sister' to over a million young people around the world. 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 its first week on sale. Carrie's second novel, All That She Can See , was a Top Three Sunday Times bestseller in hardback and a Top Ten bestseller in Ireland.
Carrie played the role of Eponine in Les Miserables at the Queen's Theatre in London's West End for almost three years and received the 2014 WhatsOnStage Award for Best Takeover in a Role. She has since played Beth in The War of the Worlds, Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang , Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family (for which she received the 2018 WhatsonStage award for Best Actress in a Musical) and Brenda Payne in Tom Fletcher's The Christmasaurus. She will soon play Veronica in Heathers: The Musical at The Other Palace Theatre in the West End. Carrie's debut album, also called When the Curtain Falls, was released in 2018.
Carrie lives just outside of London with numerous fictional friends that she keeps on bookshelves, just in case. When the Curtain Falls is her third novel.
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
Carrie Hope Fletcher is fast becoming our go-to for spellbinding stories with a magical edge * Heat *
An enchanting story about the spellbinding magic of theatre... a romantic tale about love conquering against all odds. * OK! *
A spellbinding story of unrequited love * Yours *
A feather-light tale with a touch of spookiness * Candis *
A thoroughly, magical and riveting story that hooks you in from the first page and takes you on a roller coaster ride towards the last. * The Bookbag Blog *
Think Chocolat with a heaped tablespoon of Bake Off * Mail on Sunday on All That She Can See *
Utterly enchanting * Jill Mansell on On The Other Side *
An enchanting and magical love story that reminded me so much of Cecelia Ahern * Ali McNamara on On The Other Side *
A spellbinding story of life, love and secrets, magic sparkles from every page * Miranda Dickinson on On The Other Side *
A heart-warming love story laced with magical realism * Samantha Shannon on On The Other Side *
Strikingly creative, humorous and saturated with warmth * thecoast.net.nz on On The Other Side *
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 12th July 2018
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1