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The Loney

The Loney

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER. WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD.
THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016.

A brilliantly unsettling and atmospheric debut full of unnerving horror – The Loney is not just good, it’s great. It’s an amazing piece of fiction’ Stephen King

Two brothers. One mute, the other his lifelong protector.

Year after year, their family visits the same sacred shrine on a desolate strip of coastline known as the Loney, in desperate hope of a cure.

In the long hours of waiting, the boys are left alone. And they cannot resist the causeway revealed with every turn of the treacherous tide, the old house they glimpse at its end . . .

Many years on, Hanny is a grown man no longer in need of his brother’s care.

But then the child’s body is found.

And the Loney always gives up its secrets, in the end.

‘This is a novel of the unsaid, the implied, the barely grasped or understood, crammed with dark holes and blurry spaces that your imagination feels compelled to fill’ Observer

‘A masterful excursion into terror’ The Sunday Times
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 12th March 2015

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781473619845

Reviews

An amazing piece of fiction
Stephen King
A masterful excursion into terror
Sunday Times
An unforgettable addition to the ranks of the best British horror
Metro
An eerie, disturbing read that doesn't let up until its surprise ending
Daily Mail
This is a novel of the unsaid, the implied, the barely grasped or understood, crammed with dark holes and blurry spaces that your imagination feels compelled to fill
Observer
A haunting and ambiguous novel that will keep you up at night
Daily Express
Here is the masterpiece by which Hurley must enter the Guild of the Gothic: it pleases me to think of his name written on some parchment scroll, alongside those of Walpole, Du Maurier, Maturin and Jackson
Guardian
An extraordinarily haunted and haunting novel
Daily Telegraph
A tale of suspense that sucks you in and pulls you under. As yarns go, it rips
New Statesman
A masterclass in spinning out tension
Financial Times
Written with the skill of a poet
The Times, Books of the Year
A haunting exploration of religion, faith and family. Hurley's evocation of the landscape is bleak and beautiful, while his portrayal of a family slowly imploding is both perceptive and compelling
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