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- ISBN: 9781785654404
- ISBN: 1785654403
483 pages ; 21 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: London : Titan Books, 2018.
- Copyright: ©2018
|Summary, etc.:||"After her hand is amputated following a tragic accident, Rachel Cooper suffers vivid nightmares of a woman imprisoned in the trunk of a hollow tree, screaming for help. When she begins to experience phantom sensations of leaves and earth with her missing limb, Rachel is terrified she is going mad... but then another hand takes hers, and the trapped woman is pulled into our world. This woman has no idea who she is, but Rachel can't help but think of the mystery of Oak Mary, a female corpse found in a hollow tree, and who was never identified. Three urban legends have grown up around the case; was Mary a Nazi spy, a prostitute or a gypsy witch? Rachel is desperate to learn the truth, but darker forces are at work. For a rule has been broken, and Mary is in a world where she doesn't belong"--P.  of cover.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 May #1
Brogden (Hekla's Children, 2017) blends sinister undertones into an action-packed, supernatural thriller filled with heart. Rachel and Tom are a young, happily married couple until a freak accident leaves Rachel without her left hand. She struggles to adjust both to the physical pain and to vivid nightmares about a woman buried alive inside an oak tree. Rachel and Tom visit the place from her dreams and learn the legend of Oak Mary, an unidentified corpse discovered during WWII. Rachel's missing hand becomes a bridge into "the umbra," a space beyond the living, where she is able to reach Mary. But others are trying to drag Mary back, entangling Rachel in a supernatural fight for her life. The story moves fluidly between the present and the past, and between the worlds of the living and the dead. Readers will come for the strong world building and ominous tone, but they will stay for Rachel's perseverance and strength. Givethis novel to fans of Dean Koontz, Keith Donohue's The Stolen Child (2006), or intense, speculative stories with strong characters and plenty of intrigue. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
James Brogden is the author of The Narrows, Tourmaline and The Realt. His horror and fantasy stories have appeared in anthologies and periodicals ranging from The Big Issue to the British Fantasy Society Award-winning Alchemy Press. He spent many years living in Australia, but now lives in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire with his wife and two daughters.
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