Greyfriars Reformatory

Greyfriars Reformatory

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"Greyfriars Reformatory delivers on suspense and a classic asylum setting that brings to mind novels like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." - Chicago Review of Books

Nineteen year-old Emily's acute dissociative disorder causes her to be institutionalised - again - at Greyfriars Reformatory For Girls. Caught in the crossfire between brutal Principal Quick and cruel bully Saffron Chassay, Emily befriends fellow outcast Victoria. When the terrifying apparition of the mysterious 'Grey Girl' begins scaring the inmates to death, Emily's disorder may be the one thing that can save her.

FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20mm | 498.95g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1787584755
  • 9781787584754
  • 2,088,949

Review quote

"Greyfriars Reformatory delivers on suspense and a classic asylum setting that brings to mind novels like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The novel's greatest strength, though, is pacing. The teen characters are three-dimensional, and the story is anchored by a strong sense of atmosphere." -- Chicago Review of Books "This is the perfect example of an intense and terrifying horror-psychological suspense hybrid. It is fast paced but with enough detail to get you hooked on more than the plot." -- Becky Spratford, RA For All "Lee has proven time and time again that he can write some of the creepiest scenes out there and this one didn't let me down [...] If you love institutionally set horror, you'll dig this." -- Kendall Reviews "This is my idea of a great horror novel; scary moments, bloody scenes and the 'Grey Girl' reminds me a lot of ghostly characters in Japanese books." -- The Book Lovers Boudoir "The perfect read for any horror and supernatural fans looking for area to get under there skin, I cannot wait to see what this author comes up with next!" -- The Twist and Turn Book Blog "The story took such an unexpected and clever turn, while still making every little piece of the puzzle slot into place, and I was reeling." -- From Belgium with Book Love "I loved this book - it has lashings of bleak Gothic horror, strongly drawn characters and a claustrophobic atmosphere, but the story is grounded in acts of injustice and betrayal which see disturbingly realistic and which have a terrible impact on all here." -- Blue Book Balloon "Frazer Lee has created a horror story that lingers in my head. His fantastic world-building and characters made it so believable and I really didn't want to leave Emily and the girls there." -- Sharon Beyond the Books
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About Frazer Lee

Frazer Lee is a novelist, screenwriter and filmmaker. His screenplay credits include the acclaimed horror/thriller feature Panic Button, and multi-award winning short films On Edge, Red Lines, Simone and The Stay. Frazer s screenwriting and story consultant engagements have included commissions for Movie Mogul, The Asylum, Mediente, eMotion, and Vanquish Alliance Entertainment.

His film and television directing credits include the multi award-winning shorts On Edge and Red Lines, and the promo campaign for the Discovery Channel series True Horror With Anthony Head. He was awarded the Edgar Allan Poe Gothic Filmmaker of the Year Award for his film The Stay. Frazer was named one of the Top 12 UK directors in MySpace.com s Movie Mash-up contest by a panel including representatives from 20th Century Fox, Vertigo Films and Film Four.

Frazer s novel The Lamplighters was a Bram Stoker Award (R) Finalist for Superior Achievement in a First Novel . His other published works include the Amazon number 1 horror/thriller Panic Button: The Official Movie Novelisation, novels The Jack in the Green and The Skintaker, and the Daniel Gates Adventures series of novellas.

Frazer is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Brunel University London and is an active member of the Horror Writers Association and International Thriller Writers. His guest speaking engagements have included The London Screenwriters Festival and The Guerilla Filmmakers Masterclass. Frazer Lee lives with his family in Buckinghamshire, England just across the cemetery from the actual Hammer House of Horror.

Awards & Nominations

The Lamplighters (Finalist, 'Superior Achievement in a First Novel', Bram Stoker Awards (R) 2011)

The Lamplighters (Finalist, Book Pipeline Competition 2015)

Pendragon Rising (Short Fiction Runner up, Geoffrey Ashe Prize, Library of Avalon, Glastonbury)
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Rating details

65 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 26% (17)
4 45% (29)
3 22% (14)
2 5% (3)
1 3% (2)
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