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Harrow Lake (Paperback)
  • Harrow Lake (Paperback)

Harrow Lake (Paperback)

Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 09/07/2020
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Waterstones Says

Utterly chilling and steeped in backwoods gothic, Ellis’s spine-tingling take on small-town terror involves the daughter of a noted horror director forced to relocate to the area where her father shot his most famous film. Charged with supernatural thrills, Harrow Lake is the stuff of marvellously malevolent nightmares. 

Lola Nox is the daughter of a celebrated horror filmmaker - she thinks nothing can scare her. But when her father is brutally attacked in their New York apartment, she's swiftly packed off to live with a grandmother she's never met in Harrow Lake, the eerie town where her father's most iconic horror movie was shot.

The locals are weirdly obsessed with the film that put their town on the map - and there are strange disappearances, which the police seem determined to explain away.

And there's someone - or something - stalking Lola's every move.

The more she discovers about the town, the more terrifying it becomes. Because Lola's got secrets of her own. And if she can't find a way out of Harrow Lake, they might just be the death of her...

Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
ISBN: 9780241397046
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 223 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


'Harrow Lake is a captivating and creeping mystery full of brilliantly twisting turns and dark secrets. You'll hear Mister Jitters in the deadly whisper of the pages as you race through this chilling, thrilling book' - Holly Jackson, bestselling author of A Good Girl's Guide to Murder

'Harrow Lake is a book that's hard to put down. Scary, suspenseful and deliciously twisty, it hits that 'Netflix binge' sweetspot. It's also a hugely entertaining riff on '80s and '90s horror, echoing everything from Stephen King to Scream, with some neat twists on familiar tropes' - Fiona Noble

This dark and twisty book will keep you gripped to the very last page and give you sleepless nights. Atmospheric and beautifully written, Harrow Lake is a five-star must-read' - Sarah J. Harris, author of The Colour of Bee Larkham's Murder

'Scream meets The Babadook in small-town USA. This book made my retro-horror-loving heart sing' - Kirsty Logan, award-winning author of The Gracekeepers

'What a thrill-ride Harrow Lake is. If you like Stephen King, you'd be mad not to snap this up' - Cass Green, Sunday Times top 10 bestselling author of In a Cottage In a Wood

'A taut, twisting and terrifying read that takes no prisoners as it carves and claws its way into your nightmares. Expect more than just jitters...' - Melinda Salisbury, author of Hold Back the Tide

'A twisted thriller with a fantastically eerie setting in which nothing is what it seems. I loved the landmarks and gruesome history of Harrow Lake. The buried secrets, landslides, jitterbugs and the Bone Tree will stay with me for a long time. Kat Ellis's monstrous Mr Jitters and the frozen-in-time movie setting makes for a chilling read that had me looking over my shoulder and holding my breath' - Michelle Harrison, author of A Pinch of Magic

'Harrow Lake is scary, but also hugely fun . . . the claustrophobic Harrow Lake itself seems a fully realized world, a character in itself' - The Bookseller

'Deliciously creepy' - Amy McCulloch, author of Jinxed

'Ellis brings the claustrophobia of pulp fandom front and centre in this masterpiece of a novel' - Dawn Kurtagich, author of The Dead House

'With its creeping dread and unspooling secrets, Harrow Lake feels like an Alfred Hitchcock film in YA novel form. Thrilling, terrifying and utterly compelling. Deserves to be a summer blockbuster!' - Katherine Webber, author of Wing Jones

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“The storyline itself is full-on and intriguing”

Teenager Lola Nox is the daughter of horror filmmaker Nolan Nox. The book opens with Nolan being interviewed for Scream Screen Magazine. As the questions turn to the disappearance of Lola the interview cuts off and we... More

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“A gripping horror novel”

This was a great book that I raced through because I simply couldn't put it down; from the first pages, I was drawn in and had to know what was going to happen next!
The lead character, Lola Nox, is fantastic and... More

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“A creepy must read!”

I was so excited to read Harrow Lake and I am thrilled to say that it lived up to my expectations.

After an incident in the city, Lola (the daughter of a legendary horror film director) must live in the small town of... More

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