Reviews

  • "This might be the best book I've read all year . . . creepy, pagan, detailed, entrancing. I loved it."

    JOANNE HARRIS, author of Chocolat and The Strawberry Thief
  • "Smart, creepy . . . glittering and menacing . . . deliciously terrifying."

    Laird Hunt, GUARDIAN
  • "Exploring the darker side of fairytales, it inhabits that liminal space where folklore and horror collide. A worrying tale where reality is filtered through the unreal, and the rational rubs shoulders with the supernatural, this is a beguiling story of love and revenge."

    LUCIE McKNIGHT HARDY, author of Water Shall Refuse Them
  • "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."

    James Lovegrove, FINANCIAL TIMES
  • "Dark and immersive; a feast of storytelling that lingers long after the last morsel's been consumed."

    SAM LLOYD, author of The Memory Wood