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The Loney
Andrew Michael Hurley

Classification : Horror
Pub Date : Apr 21, 2016
Imprint : John Murray
Page Extent : 368
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781473619852
Price : 650

About the book

WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD

'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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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
An eerie, disturbing read that doesn't let up until its surprise ending
A masterclass in spinning out tension
A tale of suspense that sucks you in and pulls you under. As yarns go, it rips
A haunting and ambiguous novel that will keep you up at night
An unforgettable addition to the ranks of the best British horror
An eerie, disturbing read that doesn't let up until its surprise ending
Written with the skill of a poet
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
An extraordinarily haunted and haunting novel
A masterful excursion into terror
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
An amazing piece of fiction
     
Andrew Michael Hurley
Andrew Michael Hurley has lived in Manchester and London and is now based in Lancashire. His first novel The Loney was originally published by Tartarus Press as a 300-copy limited edition befor...(+)
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