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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mahnomen Public Library CHU (Text) 33500013711817 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library CHU (Text) 33500013711809 New Checked out 12/28/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 1915202388
  • ISBN: 9781915202383
  • Physical Description: 460 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: London : Angry Robot, 2022.

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Folk horror meets ancient gods in a remote snowbound Peak District town where several murders take place…
"In a lonely village in the Peak District, during the onset of a once-in-a-lifetime snow storm, Constable Ellie Cheetham finds a body. The man, a local ne'er-do-well, appears to have died in a tragic accident: he drank too much and froze to death. But the facts don't add up: the dead man is clutching a knife in one hand, and there's evidence he was hiding from someone. Someone who watched him die. Stranger still, an odd mark has been drawn onto a stone beside his body. The next victims are two families on the outskirts of town. As the storm rises and the body count grows, Ellie realises she has a terrifying problem on her hands: someone--or some thing--is killing indiscriminately, attacking in the darkness and using the storm for cover. The killer is circling ever closer to the village. The storm's getting worse... and the power's just gone out"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 October #1
    When Constable Ellie Cheetham finds Tony Harper's frozen corpse, she assumes that he passed out on the way home from the pub. But a strange charcoal symbol drawn near his body gives her pause. Tony's mother, Liz, clearly recognizes the symbol but refuses to admit it. Soon, the remote village in England's Peak District is under attack from sightless creatures that harvest human skin. The Harpers know that these creatures are merely the advance guard for something far more terrifying, something they have worshipped in secret for generations. As Ellie and the rapidly dwindling group of survivors fight for their lives against the supernatural monsters, they soon realize they need to guard themselves from human ones as well. There's plenty of tension and suspense as well as some thoughtful character development as Liz's daughter breaks from her family and Ellie's friends, a doctor and a vicar, grapple with reconciling the events with their Christian faith. It should please fans of folk horror such as The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion by Margaret Killjoy (2017) or the folklore-inspired crime fiction of Sharon Bolton's stand-alone novels. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 October #1
    When Constable Ellie Cheetham finds Tony Harper's frozen corpse, she assumes that he passed out on the way home from the pub. But a strange charcoal symbol drawn near his body gives her pause. Tony's mother, Liz, clearly recognizes the symbol but refuses to admit it. Soon, the remote village in England's Peak District is under attack from sightless creatures that harvest human skin. The Harpers know that these creatures are merely the advance guard for something far more terrifying, something they have worshipped in secret for generations. As Ellie and the rapidly dwindling group of survivors fight for their lives against the supernatural monsters, they soon realize they need to guard themselves from human ones as well. There's plenty of tension and suspense as well as some thoughtful character development as Liz's daughter breaks from her family and Ellie's friends, a doctor and a vicar, grapple with reconciling the events with their Christian faith. It should please fans of folk horror such as The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion by Margaret Killjoy (2017) or the folklore-inspired crime fiction of Sharon Bolton's stand-alone novels. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

DANIEL CHURCH is a British horror writer. His writing is inspired by a lifelong passion for the genre and its roots in folklore and a fierce connection with the underdog and the marginalised in society. He grew up in Lancashire and now lives in the Wirral with his wife, who is also a writer.

Subject: Peak District (England) > Fiction.
Blizzards > Fiction.
Serial murderers > Fiction.
Constables > Fiction.
Small cities > Fiction.
England > Peak District.
Genre: Horror tales.
Fiction.
Horror tales.
Horror fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Novels.

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