The Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller
’Brutal yet beautiful, heartfelt yet harrowing, this is one compulsive read’ Susan Stokes-Chapman
Amara has escaped her life as a slave in Pompeii’s most notorious brothel. She now has a house, fine clothes, servants – but all are gifts from her patron, hers for as long as she keeps her place in his affections.
As she adjusts to this new life, Amara is still haunted by her past. At night she dreams of the wolf den, and the women she left behind. By day, she is pursued by her former slavemaster.
In order to be truly free, Amara will need to be as ruthless as he is. She knows she can draw strength from Venus, the goddess of love. Yet falling in love herself may prove to be Amara’s downfall.
Praise for The House with the Golden Door:
’Beautiful, moving, captivating… A brilliant sequel to The Wolf Den’ Jennifer Saint
’Vivid, unsentimental and compelling’ The Times
'[A] gripping sequel… Harper’s recreation of this ancient world continues to thrill’ Observer
’Gripping and richly imagined, this is spellbinding storytelling’ Louise O’Neill
’A spell-binding novel that brings Pompeii back to life and explores enslavement in all its forms’ Anna Mazzola
’Absolutely stunning and utterly gripping!’ Buki Papillon