Children of the Valley - Lucian Wing (Paperback)
  • Children of the Valley - Lucian Wing (Paperback)
zoom

Children of the Valley - Lucian Wing (Paperback)

(author)
2 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£8.99
Paperback Published: 10/12/2020
  • We can order this from the publisher

UK delivery within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

A fast-paced, sharply observed novel of rural suspense.

Sheriff Lucian Wing goes to the aid of a pair of young runaways, Duncan and Pamela, who have fled to his backwoods county jurisdiction in Vermont. The girl's powerful stepfather New York has set a smoothly menacing lawyer and well-armed thugs on their trail.

At the same time Wing must deal with his wayward wife's chronic infidelity; the snobbery of Pamela's cosmopolitan mother; the dubious assistance of a demented World War Two enthusiast - and even the climactic, chaotic onset of a prodigious specimen of the local wildlife.

Amidst it all, can Wing bring Duncan and Pamela to safety?

Praise for Castle Freeman's novels:

'A small miracle - sharp, sly, moving and full of heart.' Nick Cave

'Part comic romp and part nail-biting thriller ... Castle Freeman writes with both wit and a deep understanding of the human psyche, and he does not cheat us out of a dramatic climax.' Guardian

'Shares many small-town, big-crime themes with Cormac McCarthy... it is impossible not to appreciate this.' The Times

'Wonderful... every paragraph a gem. Freeman - like Cormac McCarthy, like Annie Proulx - shows us the awkward realness of lives, and does it with humour, with wry perception, with great style.' R. J. Ellory

'Extremely funny... streamlined storytelling, dead-on dialogue and lyrical descriptions of the bleak, woodsy landscape. This is a meticulous New England miniature, with not a word wasted.' Oprah Magazine

'A fast, memorable read gooey with atmosphere ... a gem that sparkles with sly insight and cuts like a knife.' Boston Globe

'Freeman has a flawless ear for dialogue and a sharp eye for quirky detail ... Superb.' People Magazine

'A brilliant book - laconic, spare, stylish and exciting.' Al Alvarez

'A small masterpiece of black comedy and suspense ... If all novels were this good, Americans would read more.' Kirkus Reviews

Publisher: Prelude Books
ISBN: 9781788422499
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

You may also be interested in...

Better Off Dead
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Maidens
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Twyford Code
Added to basket
£14.99   £7.49
Hardback
The Lamplighters
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Appeal
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Stella Maris
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Verity
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Dark Remains
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Passenger & Stella Maris: Boxed Set
Added to basket
Where the Crawdads Sing
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Silverview
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Billy Summers
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Magpie
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Maidens
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Silent Patient
Added to basket
April in Spain
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback

“Full of hilarity”

This is the third in the Lucian Wing series and can absolutely be read as a standalone novel, although I would recommend reading the others just for the read.

Lucian is sheriff in a backwoods rural community. The... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 1
Raven88

“A sublime American noir...”

Unsurprisingly as a fan of American crime fiction, most notably those books set in small backwoods communities, Castle Freeman is a firm favourite of mine. Having read both the previous books in the Sheriff Lucian... More

Paperback edition
5 similar books recommended
Helpful? Upvote 1

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.