Chartres is a French town not too far from Paris but miles upon miles away from Le Petit Village. But like The LPV, Chartres is full of medieval buildings and quirky characters with curious pasts. The Cleaner of Chartres tells the tale of one of these characters…
Agnès Morel is the local cleaner. For twenty years she has led a tranquil life, going about her simple day to day routine of cleaning the medieval Cathedral and doing odd jobs for the townspeople. She is a quiet and constant presence in the town, but none of its inhabitants truly know her; not where she is from, or why she suddenly turned up twenty years before. Agnès’s past is a mystery, a mystery that is, until a chance encounter dredges up long harbored secrets of tragedies past. It doesn’t take long before ugly gossip is swirling around Chartres and the peaceful life Agnès has built for herself is threatened.
In The Cleaner of Chartres, it’s author, Sally Vickers tells a captivating story of redemption and self-discovery. It’s a mysterious read full of intrigue and beautifully drawn characters bursting from the pages. And thanks to Penguin, I have a copy to giveaway to a lucky one of you!