Burn Our Bodies Down (Paperback)Rory Power (author)
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Channelling a very American brand of folk horror, Power’s deeply unnerving chiller sees a girl visit her mother’s hometown searching for answers but discovering only terrifying secrets.
From the author of the New York Times bestselling Wilder Girls comes a twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery - until she decides to return to her mother's hometown, where history has a tendency to repeat itself . . .
Ever since Margot was born, it's been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot's questions. No history to hold on to. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along.
But that's not enough for Margot. She wants family. She wants a past. And when she finds a photograph pointing her to a town called Phalene, she leaves. But when Margot gets there, it's not what she bargained for.
Margot's mother left for a reason. But was it to hide her past? Or was it to protect Margot from what's still there?
Burn Our Bodies Down is a blistering horror-thriller from Rory Power that will grip you from its very first page, and won't let you go until long after you've put it down . . .
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 254 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 25 mm
'Wow this was amazing. Rory Power does it again! Burn Our Bodies Down is a masterpiece: an incredible and unnerving mystery that will creep up on you, twisty and labyrinthine, like the eerie cornfields of its setting.' - Holly Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of A Good Girl's Guide to Murder
'Rory Power's prose hits like a lightning strike in this deliriously creepy tale, the kind of slow-crawling horror that'll keep your nightmares up at night.' - Melissa Albert, New York Times bestselling author of The Hazel Wood
'With this bloodcurdling blend of agriculture, advanced genetics, and interpersonal turmoil, Rory Power reminds us that seemingly disparate things in life can come together in horrifying ways. I will keep a candle lit after this one.' - Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin
'Gritty and strange . . . utterly compelling.' - Booklist, starred review
'Creates a vivid world with a gothic horror-like setting . . . A riveting, often frightening read.' - Publishers Weekly, starred review
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*A big thank you to netgalley, the author and publisher for an arc in exchange of an honest review *
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