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The Weight of Blood (Paperback)
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The Weight of Blood (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 21/05/2015
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'It is a long time since I have read a debut as impressive as Laura McHugh's The Weight of Blood. It is a chilling portrait of a small town in the Ozarks where violent men are protected and young women vanish.' Joan Smith, The Sunday Times People still whisper about Lucy Dane's mother who vanished years ago from the town of Henbane, deep in the Ozark mountains. When one of Lucy's friends is found murdered, Lucy feels haunted by the two lost women: by the mother she never knew, and the friend she couldn't protect. But her search for answers, in a place where secrets are easily concealed, leads her to a chilling discovery. And with this revelation, she must grapple with the meaning of family, the secrets we keep, and the lengths we will go to protect the ones we love.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099588368
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 224 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


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"It is a long time since I have read a debut as impressive as Laura McHugh's The Weight of Blood. It is a chilling portrait of a small town in the Ozarks where violent men are protected and young women vanish." -- Joan Smith * The Sunday Times *
"One of the best thrillers of the summer and one of the best books of the year... Beautifully written and cleverly plotted with memorable, deftly drawn character, The Weight of Blood is an unmissable debut." * Sunday Express *
"The Weight of Blood is an outstanding debut" * Sunday Times *
"excellent debut" * The Times *
"Very accomplished technically, and a scary psychological study of an introverted rural community" * Independent *

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“Great Read.”

This book catches your interest from page one. Set in the town of Henbane in the Ozark mountains, Lucy's friend Cheri who has been missing for a year, is found murdered. This triggers a reaction in Lucy which... More

Hardback edition
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“Gripping!”

I really loved this book! I won't go into the plot as the other reviewer's have all done that pretty impressively. I read this in a couple of evenings as I just couldn't put it down, it was very... More

Hardback edition
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“Fantastic enticing debut!”

Fantastic debut novel told through the eyes and experiences of mother and daughter. A real page turner which keeps you guessing right to the end! Interesting insight into close knit communities into which... More

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