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Cuckoo (Paperback)Sophie Draper (author)
Set in a remote Derbyshire farmhouse, this haunting debut about tightly buried family secrets is fraught with psychological depth and dread.
There's a stranger in your house...
When her stepmother dies unexpectedly, Caro returns to her childhood home in Derbyshire. She hadn't seen Elizabeth in years, but the remote farmhouse offers refuge from a bad relationship, and a chance to start again.
But going through Elizabeth's belongings unearths memories Caro would rather stay buried. In particular, the story her stepmother would tell her, about two little girls and the terrible thing they do.
As heavy snow traps Caro in the village, where her neighbours stare and whisper, Caro is forced to question why Elizabeth hated her so much, and what she was hiding. But does she really want to uncover the truth?
A haunting and twisty story about the lies we tell those closest to us, perfect for fans of Ruth Ware and Cass Green.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
'Spooky and absorbing. I was gripped from the first page.' - Cass Green
'A remarkably, taught and chilling debut. I absolutely loved it. Brilliant writing. All the creepiness. A heart-stopping ending.' - Claire Allan
'Sophie Draper is a remarkable new voice, combining beautiful writing with a gothic creepiness and a level of suspense which will keep the reader gripped to the end.' - Stephen Booth
'A brilliant, sinister debut that creeps under your skin and keeps you hooked until the shocking ending.' - Roz Watkins
'Wow! This is what a horror story is supposed to be! Super spooky and absolutely wonderful in all its gothic glory.' - NetGalley
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