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The Loney

The Loney

Author: Andrew Michael Hurley
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Description
The eerie, suspenseful debut novel -- hailed as "an amazing piece of fiction" by Stephen King -- that is taking the world by storm.

When the remains of a young child are discovered during a winter storm on a stretch of the bleak Lancashire coastline known as the Loney, a man named Smith is forced to confront the terrifying and mysterious events that occurred forty years earlier when he visited the place as a boy. At that time, his devoutly Catholic mother was determined to find healing for Hanny, his disabled older brother. And so the family, along with members of their parish, embarked on an Easter pilgrimage to an ancient shrine. 
  
But not all of the locals were pleased to see visitors in the area. And when the two brothers found their lives entangling with a glamorous couple staying at a nearby house, they became involved in more troubling rites. Smith feels he is the only one to know the truth, and he must bear the burden of his knowledge, no matter what the cost. Proclaimed a "modern classic" by the Sunday Telegraph (UK), The Loney marks the arrival of an important new voice in fiction.

Awards

Winner of Costa First Novel Award 2015. Shortlisted for British Book Industry Awards Debut Fiction Book of the Year 2016.

Reviews

An amazing piece of fiction Stephen King Here is the masterpiece by which Hurley must enter the Guild of the Gothic: it pleases me to think of his name written on some parchment scroll, alongside those of Walpole, Du Maurier, Maturin and Jackson Guardian A masterful excursion into terror Sunday Times An extraordinarily haunted and haunting novel Daily Telegraph This is a novel of the unsaid, the implied, the barely grasped or understood, crammed with dark holes and blurry spaces that your imagination feels compelled to fill Observer Written with the skill of a poet The Times, Books of the Year An eerie, disturbing read that doesn't let up until its surprise ending Daily Mail An unforgettable addition to the ranks of the best British horror Metro A haunting and ambiguous novel that will keep you up at night Daily Express A tale of suspense that sucks you in and pulls you under. As yarns go, it rips New Statesman A masterclass in spinning out tension Financial Times

Author description

Andrew Michael Hurley has lived in Manchester and London, and is now based in Lancashire, where he teaches English Literature and Creative Writing. He has had two collections of short stories published by Lime Tree Press. The Loney is his first novel - it was first published in October 2014 by Tartarus Press, a tiny independent publisher based in Yorkshire, as a 300-copy limited-edition.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781473619852
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : John Murray
  • : April 2016
  • : 197mm X 138mm X 23mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 368
  • : Andrew Michael Hurley
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 823/.92