Beautifully written, evocative, suspensful, and shot through with a delicious thread of menace, THE OTHER HALF OF ME is an incredibly exciting debut for Headline.
Jonathan and Theo's childhood is one in which money is abundant but nurture is scarce. With a father who died when they were very young and a mother who starts drinking at lunchtime, the brother and sister are largely left to roam around their sprawling estate in rural Wales, looking after only themselves and each other. Until, that is, their grandmother Eve returns to the family home. Eve is a figure who is as enchanting as she is forbidding, and she takes the children under her wing, answering their questions about their family history that have always been ignored. Yet as they grow older, they discover that much of what they've been told is a fiction, and that something very sinister lies in their past.
About the Author
Morgan McCarthy read English at Reading University, where she graduated with First Class honours. In 2008, she started working part-time in order to write her first novel, THE OTHER HALF OF ME.
Dark, addictive and a stunning debut - CosmopolitanGorgeously written - HeatAn accomplished novel... McCarthy's exquisite storytelling points to a promising literary career - Edinburgh Evening News Bath-time reading sorted with Morgan McCarthy's pageturner - Sunday TimesA beautiful, brooding novel... Darkly lush, filled with an irresistibly sad glamour, this is a memorable debut - Kirkus
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 29th May 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.5 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1