By (author) Wasserberg Eleanor
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A compulsive and chilling debut about a girl growing up in a cult
A compulsive and chilling debut about a girl growing up in a cult


Green and Blue are sisters.

Foxlowe is home. Outside is Bad.

Green understands.

Why can’t Blue?

‘Will lure you in - then cut to the kill’ Guardian

‘Wonderfully tense’ Emerald Street

‘To read Foxlowe is not unlike wandering through Foxlowe itself on some long night: I felt never quite certain where the corridors might take me, nor whom I might meet on turning a corner; and in the final moments I found myself hurtling down a flight of steps into the darkSarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent

‘The ending is like a punch to the throat’ The i

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‘Will lure you in – then cut to the kill’ Sarah Perry, Guardian

‘A richly atmospheric Gothic debut . . . Foxlowe may give up its secrets, in the end, but it never gives up its hold’ Irish Times

‘Meticulously conceived and darkly compelling. Underpinning the claustrophobic horror is a parable of unchecked sibling rivalry, a girl’s desperate need for motherly love and the knotted consequences of childhood trauma’ Observer

‘Wonderfully tense’ Emerald Street

‘An accomplished debut . . . the ending is like a punch to the throat’ The i

‘Unsettling and persuasive, impressively well executed and, at the last, utterly disturbing. I''m still flinching away from thinking about the final scene’ Alison Flood, Lovereading

‘In hypnotic and compelling prose, Foxlowe weaves a darkly disturbing gothic spell’ Essie Fox

‘Mesmerising, gripping and beautifully written. It completely sweeps you up from beginning to end. I loved it'' Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat

‘Wasserberg has a strong and distinctive voice and this is an excellent debut’ Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go

‘An extraordinary, astonishing story of a girl''s longing for motherly love. Beautifully harrowing, and powerfully haunting, it is the most heartbreaking tale I have read this year’ Liz Nugent, author of Unravelling Oliver

‘I thoroughly enjoyed this vivid and claustrophobic coming-of-age debut’ Tasha Kavanagh, author of Things We Have in Common

‘Dissonant, haunting and superbly atmospheric. An immensely subtle and profoundly affecting debut’ Paraic O’Donnell, author of The Maker of Swans

Biographical note

Eleanor Wasserberg is a graduate of the Creative Writing Programme at the University of East Anglia. Originally from Staffordshire, she now lives in Norwich.


• A taut, atmospheric page-turner – with emotional depths and a terrifying climax

• ‘Completely sweeps you up from beginning to end. I loved it’ Kate Hamer (The Girl in the Red Coat 70K TCM)

• Passionate reader responses on Twitter, Goodreads etc on hbck publication

• Explores the uncannier side of belief and group mentality with the keen and subtle eye of a modern Shirley Jackson (The Haunting of Hill House 14K TCM)

Competition: After Me Comes The Flood; Hide And Seek; Stopped Heart; Essex Serpent; Girls On Fire; Missing Presumed; After Me Comes The Flood; The Natural Way Of Things. Joanna Cannon;Mary Shelley; Susie Steine

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Author By (author) Wasserberg Eleanor
Date Of Publication Jan 12, 2017
EAN 9780008164102
Contributors Wasserberg Eleanor
Publisher Fourth Estate Ltd
Languages English
Country of Publication United Kingdom
Width 129 mm
Height 198 mm
Thickness 19 mm
Product Forms Paperback / Softback
Weight 0.230000
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