SMALL ANGELS updates the classic ghost story for the 21st century: a wedding in a Suffolk village sees the woods begin to stir with an unsettling magic, and forces a troubled family's secrets out into the open.
'A twisting gothic tale of darkness, intrigue, heartbreak and revenge... gorgeously atmospheric and gripping!' Jennifer Saint, author of ARIADNE
When Chloe turns the key to Small Angels, the church nestled at the edge of Mockbeggar Woods where she is to be married, she is braced for cobwebs and dust.What she doesn't expect are the villagers' concerned faces, her fiance's remoteness, or the nagging voice in her head that whispers to her of fears she didn't even know she had.
Something in the woods is beginning to stir, to creep closer to the sleeping houses. Something that should have been banished long ago.
Whatever it is, it's getting stronger, and pretending it's not there won't keep the wedding, or the village - or Chloe - safe.
Beautiful and frightening, Small Angels is both ghost story and love ballad to the art of story-telling. Lauren Owen has written a true page-turner. This book will haunt and bewitch you
Small Angels is beautiful in every way - atmospheric, eerie, elegantly written. An intricately woven tale of characters haunted by love and pain, revenge and courage. It is a stunning book, perfect for lovers of folklore and gothic fiction
Lauren Owen is the author of THE QUICK and SMALL ANGELS. She studied at St. Hilda's College, Oxford, holds an MA in Victorian Literature from Leeds University, and an MA in Creative Writing from the Umiversity of East Anglia, where she was awarded the Curtis Brown Prize. In 2017 she completed a PhD in English Literature with a thesis on vampires and the gothic in fiction.