Harrow Lake

Harrow Lake

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It's an old-fashioned puppet. The details are hard to make out in the dim light, but it looks like the puppet's neck is broken. It's a sad-looking thing, trapped there in its cage. Maybe I should let it out...

THE MUST-HAVE THRILLER OF 2020 THAT WILL KEEP YOU GRIPPED, KEEP YOU GUESSING, AND KEEP YOU UP ALL NIGHT.

'A captivating and creeping mystery full of brilliantly twisting turns and dark secrets' - Holly Jackson, bestselling author of A Good Girls' Guide to Murder

'If you like Stephen King, snap this up!' - Cass Green, Sunday Times bestselling author of In a Cottage in a Wood

'This book crawled under my skin and made itself a home there, and I can't wait for people to start reading it so that I can scream about the ending with everyone I know' - Inkandplasma book review

'Scream meets The Babadook in small-town USA' - Kirsty Logan, award-winning author of The Gracekeepers

Lola Nox is the daughter of a celebrated horror filmmaker - she thinks nothing can scare her. But when her father is brutally attacked in their New York apartment, she's swiftly packed off to live with a grandmother she's never met in Harrow Lake, the eerie town where her father's most iconic horror movie was shot.

The locals are weirdly obsessed with the film that put their town on the map - and there are strange disappearances, which the police seem determined to explain away.

And there's someone - or something - stalking Lola's every move.

The more she discovers about the town, the more terrifying it becomes. Because Lola's got secrets of her own. And if she can't find a way out of Harrow Lake, they might just be the death of her...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 19mm | 223g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241397049
  • 9780241397046
  • 6,551

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Harrow Lake is a captivating and creeping mystery full of brilliantly twisting turns and dark secrets. You'll hear Mister Jitters in the deadly whisper of the pages as you race through this chilling, thrilling book Holly Jackson, bestselling author of A Good Girl's Guide to Murder
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With its creeping dread and unspooling secrets, Harrow Lake feels like an Alfred Hitchcock film in YA novel form. Thrilling, terrifying and utterly compelling. Deserves to be a summer blockbuster! * Katherine Webber, author of Wing Jones * Ellis brings the claustrophobia of pulp fandom front and centre in this masterpiece of a novel * Dawn Kurtagich, author of The Dead House * Deliciously creepy * Amy McCulloch, author of Jinxed * Harrow Lake is scary, but also hugely fun . . . the claustrophobic Harrow Lake itself seems a fully realized world, a character in itself * The Bookseller * A twisted thriller with a fantastically eerie setting in which nothing is what it seems. I loved the landmarks and gruesome history of Harrow Lake. The buried secrets, landslides, jitterbugs and the Bone Tree will stay with me for a long time. Kat Ellis's monstrous Mr Jitters and the frozen-in-time movie setting makes for a chilling read that had me looking over my shoulder and holding my breath * Michelle Harrison, author of A Pinch of Magic * A taut, twisting and terrifying read that takes no prisoners as it carves and claws its way into your nightmares. Expect more than just jitters... * Melinda Salisbury, author of Hold Back the Tide * What a thrill-ride Harrow Lake is. If you like Stephen King, you'd be mad not to snap this up * Cass Green, Sunday Times top 10 bestselling author of In a Cottage In a Wood * Scream meets The Babadook in small-town USA. This book made my retro-horror-loving heart sing * Kirsty Logan, award-winning author of The Gracekeepers * This dark and twisty book will keep you gripped to the very last page and give you sleepless nights. Atmospheric and beautifully written, Harrow Lake is a five-star must-read * Sarah J. Harris, author of The Colour of Bee Larkham's Murder * Harrow Lake is a book that's hard to put down. Scary, suspenseful and deliciously twisty, it hits that 'Netflix binge' sweetspot. It's also a hugely entertaining riff on '80s and '90s horror, echoing everything from Stephen King to Scream, with some neat twists on familiar tropes * Fiona Noble * Harrow Lake is a captivating and creeping mystery full of brilliantly twisting turns and dark secrets. You'll hear Mister Jitters in the deadly whisper of the pages as you race through this chilling, thrilling book * Holly Jackson, bestselling author of A Good Girl's Guide to Murder *
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About Kat Ellis

Kat Ellis lives in North Wales with her husband and their two cats. When she isn't writing, she spends her time watching every horror movie under the sun and exploring the picturesque views and creepy ruins of the Welsh countryside.
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Rating details

296 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
5 24% (72)
4 45% (134)
3 25% (75)
2 5% (15)
1 0% (0)
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