'This might be the best book I've read all year' JOANNE HARRIS
'A glorious, pitch-black fairytale of a book' KIRSTY LOGAN
'A masterclass in storytelling' DAILY MAIL
'Deeply unsettling' CAITLIN STARLING
'Deliciously terrifying' GUARDIAN
Everyone knew bestselling novelist Cassandra Tipp had twice got away with murder.
Even her family were convinced of her guilt. So when she disappears, leaving only a long letter behind, they can but suspect that her conscience finally killed her.
But the letter is not what anyone expected. It tells two chilling, darkly disturbing stories.
One is a story of children lost to the woods, of husbands made from twigs and leaves and feathers and bones . . .
The other is the story of a little girl who was cruelly treated and grew up crooked in the shadows . . .
But which story is true? And where is Cassie now?
What readers are saying...
***** 'A haunting and beautifully written story of dark relationships'
***** 'This story lures you in and doesn't let you go . . . If you love a dark and twisted tale to lose yourself in, this is it.'
***** 'A unique and twisted dark faerie tale'
***** 'I loved this book, was blown away by it'
Smart, creepy . . . glittering and menacing . . . deliciously terrifying.
Bruce's spooky novel is lascivious and bloody, a tale of sexual awakening and dark desires that wreathes its leafy tendrils seductively around you, then tightens them until they start to strangle.