Hare House (Paperback)
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Hare House (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 29/09/2022
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Waterstones Says

Splendidly sinister and shrouded in forbidding atmosphere, Hinchcliffe's assured second novel is a slice of wintry folk horror featuring witchcraft, curses and incipient madness.

Hare House is not its real name, of course. I have, if you will forgive me, kept names to a minimum here, for reasons that will become understandable ...

In the first brisk days of autumn, a woman arrives in Scotland having left her job at an all-girls school in London in mysterious circumstances. Moving into a cottage on the remote estate of Hare House, she begins to explore her new home - a patchwork of hills, moorland and forest. But among the tiny roads, dykes and scattered houses, something more sinister lurks: local tales of witchcraft, clay figures and young men sent mad.

Striking up a friendship with her landlord, Grant, and his younger sister, Cass, she begins to suspect that all might not be quite as it seems at Hare House. And as autumn turns to winter, and a heavy snowfall traps the inhabitants of the estate within its walls, tensions rise to fever pitch.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529061673
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A beautiful, slow burn of a novel, eerie and shimmering in equal measure. The bewitching prose brilliantly evokes the bleak glories of a remote Scottish landscape, while the subtle shifts of plot and perspective lure the reader towards an unsettling denouement where nothing is quite what it seems. A dark uncanny read and all the more satisfying for that - Mary Paulson-Ellis, author of The Other Mrs Walker and Emily Noble's Disgrace

Eerie and subtle . . . This deliciously chilly tale dodges the expected outcome and maintains a delicate balance between psychology and witchcraft right to its disturbing end - Guardian

A tale humming with suppressed hysteria and madness - The Saturday Times

The atmosphere of sickly oddness creeps up with wonderful control. Hinchcliffe has a superb sense for the slightly off detail . . . Hinchcliffe has crafted an exquisitely, horribly unreliable narrator. But if the character is not to be trusted, the author very much is: Hare House is a marvellously nasty piece of distinctly Scottish gothic - The Times

Dark and absorbing . . . A compelling chiller redolent of Zoe Heller's Notes on a Scandal, Hare House treads the treacherous line between the real and the supernatural with dexterity. It is also a beautiful, if sinister, evocation of the Dumfries and Galloway landscape - Fiona Rintoul, The Herald

Wonderfully evocative - Heat

A deeply unsettling modern-day tale of witchcraft - Woman's Weekly

Hinchcliffe writes atmospherically . . . Fans of the supernatural will find much to enjoy in this eerie tale - Literary Review

Slightly gothic, it is a quietly eerie novel, beautifully written, one that keeps a reader alert - Belfast Telegraph

Marvellously atmospheric . . . The atmosphere of sickly oddness creeps up with wonderful control. Hinchcliffe has a superb sense for the slightly off detail -- the strangeness of a house that seems to contain a presence even when there's no one else there - Sarah Ditum, The Times

Splendidly sinister and shrouded in forbidding atmosphere, Sally Hinchcliffe's assured second novel Hare House is a slice of wintry folk horror featuring witchcraft, curses and madness - Yorkshire Evening Post

This thriller is the perfect novel for winter - Health & Wellbeing

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Dan - Clifton, Bristol.

“Dare you enter Hare House?”

‘There was nothing there, I thought. Nothing but the shadows of the trees,my own imagination. It was only when it moved that I could make it out, the silent hare, turning and loping away into the dark.’
When a young... More

Hardback edition
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“Atmospheric read - perfect for this time of year”

When I started reading this novel I was struck by just how in control the author was. The narration was word perfect, conjuring up lovely visions of the Scottish countryside - the way it borders right on the cusp of... More

Hardback edition
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“Atmospheric and mysterious”

This is just the kind of book I love reading at this time of year in front of the fire with a hot cup of tea. The Scottish winter countryside setting makes for an atmospheric read, and the mysterious witchiness mixed... More

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