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Spanning five centuries, this is a darkly gothic thriller about murderous obsession and one girl's longing to fly free.
The new novel everyone's been waiting for from bestselling author Michelle Paver. "Something has been let loose..." In Edwardian Suffolk , a manor house stands alone in a lost corner of the Fens : a glinting wilderness of water whose whispering reeds guard ancient secrets. Maud is a lonely child growing up without a mother, ruled by her repressive father. When he finds a painted medieval devil in a graveyard, unhallowed forces are awakened. Maud's battle has begun. She must survive a world haunted by witchcraft , the age-old legends of her beloved fen – and the even more nightmarish demons of her father's past. Spanning five centuries, Wakenhyrst is a darkly gothic thriller about murderous obsession and one girl's longing to fly free by the bestselling author of Dark Matter and Thin Air . Wakenhyrst is an outstanding new piece of story-telling, a tale of mystery and imagination laced with terror. It is a masterwork in the modern gothic tradition that ranges from Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker to Neil Gaiman and Sarah Perry.
PRAISE FOR MICHELLE PAVER:
'A ghost story to chill and thrill ... Like Touching the Void rewritten by Jack London, Thin Air is a heart-freezing masterpiece' Guardian.
'Paver is the mistress of suspense' The Times.
'A wonderful atmospheric and hugely enjoyable ghost story' Anthony Horowitz.
'A story of horror and beauty' Sunday Telegraph.
'This vivid ghost story reads like a classic' Sunday Mirror.
ISBN: 9781789540604 ISBN-10: 1789540607 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 304 Published: 1st April 2019 Publisher: Head of Zeus Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 14.6
Weight (kg): 0.42