Mistletoe (Paperback)Alison Littlewood (author)
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'Alison Littlewood has a real talent for building atmosphere, loaded with the promise of things to come -hints of dread with the possibility of hope' Guardian
Leah thought Maitland Farm could give her a new life - but now old ghosts are dragging her into the past.
Following the tragic deaths of her husband and son, Leah is looking for a new life. Determined to bury her grief in hard work and desperate to escape Christmas and the reminders of what she has lost, she rushes through the purchase of a run-down Yorkshire farmhouse, arriving just as the snow shrouds her new home.
It might look like the loveliest Christmas card, but it's soon clear it's not just the house that needs renovation: the land is in bad heart, too. As Leah sets to work, she begins to see visions of the farm's former occupants - and of the dark secrets that lie at the heart of Maitland Farm.
If Leah is to have a future, she must find a way to lay both her own past and theirs to rest - but the visions are becoming disturbingly real . . .
'Alison Littlewood is one of the brightest stars in the horror genre' This is Horror
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Her best yet . . . a creepy, page-turning triumph enlivened with excellent folkloric details, beautiful descriptions of winter landscapes and sensitive characterisation * Guardian *
[A] super spooky blend of murder mystery and old fashioned wintry ghost story * The People *
A beautifully told winter ghost story . . . Mistletoe is a perfect modern Christmas ghost story that never loses sight of the traditions of the season * Blue Velvet Books *
A perfect spooky book to snuggle up with on a frosty night * Book Riot *
Well written and absolutely brilliant * Stressed Rach *
A classic ghostly tale, perfect for a winter's night read * The Rock'N'Roll Oatcake *
Its delightful brand of spookiness ensures that, like Dickens' seasonal novels, it can be enjoyed all the year round * To the End of the Word *
A wonderful tale of loss, grief, selfishness and life and I would definitely recommend adding this to your winter TBR pile! * KBook Reviews *
A 19th century Christmas nightmare in this time-slippy tale of loss, lust, grief . . . * Daily Mail *
A terrific ghost story and one that would make for ideal reading on those cold, dark and lonesome winter nights * The Tattooed Book Geek *
A beautifully told winter ghost story * Blue Velvet Books *
A spooky read and I was hooked, I honestly couldn't put it down it was so captivating * Stress Rach *
A bewitching book . . . It's a beautifully written, tender and deeply atmospheric and chilly ghost story and timeslip novel. Mysterious and sad, disturbing and enchanting - it's the perfect read for these longer nights * For Winter Nights *
Mistletoe is an excellent continuation of the Christmas ghost story tradition upheld by the likes of Dickens and M.R. James, with some genuinely unnerving moments . . . Mistletoe is horror as it should be, a classic ghost story for our modern times * Starburst *
You'll be feeling pretty darn cold in every sense at the end of this creepy number * Sunday Sport *
The snowy landscape of contemporary Yorkshire adds an extra chill to Alison Littlewood's spooky ghost story * Sunday Express S magazine *
Super spooky blend of murder mystery and old-fashioned wintry ghost story * Mirror and The People *
**** * Sunday Sport *
A haunting tale of love, loss and betrayal. Highly recommended. 9/10 * Sci Fi Bulletin *
An excellent piece of story-telling . . . A good read * Birmingham SF Group *
A most unnerving read! * Storgy *
A great seasonal treat * SciFiNow on The Crow Garden *
Alison Littlewood's enjoyable excursion into the genre * Sunday Times on The Crow Garden *
A superior ghost story * The Crack *
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