Black Wood

Black Wood

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Something happened to Claire and Jo in Black Wood: something that left Claire paralysed and Jo with deep mental scars. But with Claire suffering memory loss and no evidence to be found, nobody believes Jo's story. Twenty-three years later, a familiar face walks into the bookshop where Jo works, dredging up painful memories and rekindling her desire for vengeance. And at the same time, Sergeant Davie Gray is investigating a balaclava-clad man who is attacking women on a disused railway, shocking the sleepy village of Banktoun. But what is the connection between Jo's visitor and the masked man? To catch the assailant, and to give Jo her long-awaited justice, Gray must unravel a tangled web of past secrets, broken friendship and tainted love. But can he crack the case before Jo finds herself with blood on her hands?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 23 x 197 x 27.94mm | 340.19g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1845029534
  • 9781845029531
  • 665,831

Review quote

'In Black Wood, SJI Holliday has created a small town whose inhabitants are full of dark secrets, rumour, betrayal and murder. A touch of humour, a twist-filled plot and the writer's obvious skill in creating an unsettling and yet all too familiar backdrop, make this a hugely enjoyable page-turner. A must-read for crime fans.' - Steve Cavanagh 'Hugely satisfying twists and great characterisation, creepy and astute. I think it's going to be a hit.' - Sarah Hillary 'A fast-paced and chilling psychological thriller from an exciting new talent. If you liked Broadchurch, you'll love this.' - Mark Edwards and Louise Voss 'A deeply unsettling story of bad deeds, complex loyalties and secrets better left buried, Black Wood is a thrilling debut which grips from the very first page and doesn't let go.' - Eva Dolan 'A chilling exploration of the darkness that can hide in even the smallest of communities. A superb debut.' - David Jackson
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About S. J. I. Holliday

SJI Holliday grew up in East Lothian. A life-long fan of crime and horror, her short stories have been published in various places and she was shortlisted for the inaugural CWA Margery Allingham competition.
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Rating details

949 ratings
3.63 out of 5 stars
5 23% (219)
4 33% (312)
3 32% (302)
2 9% (83)
1 3% (33)
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