Chilling and terrifying, the electric new novel from Catriona Ward, whose debut RAWBLOOD won the Best Horror novel at the British Fantasy Awards 2016.
Eve and Dinah are everything to one another, never parted day or night. They are raised among the Children, a commune of strays and orphans ruled by Uncle, the mysterious patriarch. All they know is the grey Isle of Altnaharra which sits in the black sea off the wildest coast of Scotland.
Eve loves the free, savage life of the Isle and longs to inherit Uncle's vision. She is untroubled save by her dreams; of soft arms and a woman singing. Dinah longs for something other.
But the world is at war and cannot be kept at bay. As the solitude of Altnaharra is broken, Eve's faith and sanity fracture. In a great storm, in the depths of winter, as the old year dies, the locals discover a devastating scene.
Eve and Dinah's stories of what really happened that night contradict and intertwine. As past and present converge, only one woman can be telling the truth. Who is guilty, who innocent?
Little Eve is brilliantly plotted, wonderfully well written and full of surprises. It has perfect timing, line by line
You liked The Wasp Factory? Meet Little Eve
Little Eve brims with dark energy, full of haunting, surprising turns. You will be guessing and gasping till the end
A smart and moving examination of self delusion and the lengths people go to to keep faith . . . I raced through it
Little Eve is a sublime, utterly compelling tale which grabbed me by the lapels and wouldn't let go. A dark, beautiful, gleaming novel. I loved it
CATRIONA WARD was born in Washington, DC and grew up in the United States, Kenya, Madagascar, Yemen, and Morocco. She read English at St Edmund Hall, Oxford and is a graduate of the Creative Writing MA from the University of East Anglia. Her debut novel, RAWBLOOD, won Best Horror Novel at the 2016 British Fantasy Awards, was shortlisted for the Author's Club Best First Novel Award and was selected as a Winter 2016 Fresh Talent title by WHSmith. RAWBLOOD is published in the US and Canada as THE GIRL FROM RAWBLOOD (Sourcebooks, 2017). She lives in London and Devon.