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'A smart, thrilling, utterly unnerving novel' GILLIAN FLYNN on Andrew Pyper's The Demonologist
EVERY FAMILY HAS SECRETS.
It is only after their father dies that Aaron, Bridge and Franny learn how wealthy he was. But they must fulfil a request in his will to get any inheritance: spend a month in a cabin, deep in the mountains, with no contact with the outside world.
Despite their concerns, they agree.
BUT SECRETS CAN BE A REAL KILLER.
The isolation soon makes them question what their father was trying to tell them. And why they have memories of the cabin, though none of them have been there before. The only thing they are sure of is that something is calling to them from the darkness of the woods. And before the month is through, they will discover just how deadly secrets can be.
For fans of The Haunting of Hill House, Twin Peaks and Stephen King, Andrew Pyper returns with this gripping novel about the dark side of family.
*** PRAISE for ANDREW PYPER ***
'Brilliant thriller . . . readers will be invested in the thoughtfully constructed characters. Fans of Josh Malerman's Bird Box will be pleased' Publishers Weekly (* Starred Review)
'One assumes the book was written beneath a full moon . . . Pyper's petrifying imagination comes through in the details. The Homecoming creates a battle between the reader's faith in what they know about their own histories and the leery possibility of treachery emerging out of nowhere . . . Pyper's craftsmanship knows no limit when it comes to making the reader confront their own inescapable fears' Globe and Mail
'Weird, wonderful, audacious . . . Brilliantly constructed and absolutely mesmerizing, this could very well be [Pyper's] best book yet' Booklist
'Genuinely terrifying, don't-read-late-at-night stuff. Thrilling, compelling and beautifully written' SJ Watson, bestselling author of Before I Go to Sleep
'Pyper’s style flips back and forth from gallows humour to Grand Guignol horror…you’ll want to keep all the lights on as you read this one' Independent on Sunday on Lost Girls
'With impressive skill and confidence…Pyper has created an intricate puzzle, playing with elements of the courtroom drama, the detective story and country Gothic…As a debut novel, Lost Girls is remarkable and compelling. But more than that, it is a novel that goes some way towards reinventing the literary ghost story as a modern-day going concern' The Times on Lost Girls
'Sentence by sentence there’s little to fault: the moody unease of small-town Canada is maintained and a creeping horror revealed' Guardian on Lost Girls
'A best-seller in the author’s native Canada…it’s easy to see why…extremely compelling' Sunday Telegraph on Lost Girls
'This is an excellently written novel, brilliant in its evocation of an atmosphere which, at first mildly sinister, progressively thickens and darkens' Evening Standard on Lost Girls
Surgeon Aaron Quinlan, the 36-year-old narrator of this brilliant thriller set in the Pacific Northwest from Pyper (The Demonologist), learns that his father, Raymond, a secretive workaholic who was mostly absent from Aaron's life, has died. The next day, a car picks up Aaron and his 14-year-old sister, Bridge, and the pair are driven by "someone who won't even look" at them to a huge wooded property, where they join their mother and their 35-year-old sister, Franny. Raymond's attorney explains that the man's will grants an even division of the multimillion-dollar estate on the condition that all four of them remain on the grounds for 30 days; supplies would be delivered, but the Quinlans would be without cellphones or any other means of contacting the outside world. They agree, but come to regret that decision after some terrifying encounters with a deranged man who appears bent on harming them. This figure proves to be only the first of several threats to their safety. Pyper fairly lays the groundwork for the truth behind their experiences, and readers will be invested in the thoughtfully constructed characters. Fans of Josh Malerman's Bird Box will be pleased.