In the Night Wood
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NOMINATED FOR THE WORLD FANTASY AWARD AND THE SHIRLEY JACKSON AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL
BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR - TOR.COM
Charles Hayden has been fascinated by a strange Victorian fairy tale, In the Night Wood, since he was a child. When his wife, Erin - a descendant of the author - inherits her ancestor's house, the couple decide to make it their home. Still mourning the recent death of their daughter, they leave America behind, seeking a new beginning in the English countryside.
But Hollow House, filled with secrets and surrounded by an ancient oak forest, is a place where the past seems very much alive. Isolated among the trees, Charles and Erin begin to feel themselves haunted - by echoes of the stories in the house's library, by sightings of their daughter, and by something else, as old and dark as the forest around them.
A compelling and atmospheric gothic thriller, In the Night Wood reveals the chilling power of myth and memory.
- Hardback | 224 pages
- 141 x 222 x 20mm | 320g
- 31 Jan 2019
- HarperCollins Publishers
- London, United Kingdom
Karen Joy Fowler, bestselling author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
`A resonant tale of literary obsession and a story of old myths rising violently to the surface of an otherwise rational world'
`In the Night Wood is a wonder: literary, intriguingly supernatural, and all too human. A must read for anyone who as a child wanted to find a magic wardrobe to explore or a rabbit hole to fall down only to realize as an adult that those whimsical childhood adventures have a darker side'
Molly Tanzer, author of Creatures of Will and Temper
`A literary puzzle box that deftly mixes the scary, nasty folktales of the 19th century and Daphne du Maurier's classic Don't Look Now'
Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World
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