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The Wailing Woman: When she cries, someone dies

Maria Lewis

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Fantasy

A brand new title from the bestselling author of WHO'S AFRAID? Maria Lewis is reinventing ghosts, werewolves and witches with a contemporary, feminist twist.

Good girls don't talk back. Good girls don't cry. Good girls don't scream.

Sadie Burke has been forced to be a good girl her entire life. As a banshee, she's the bottom of the ladder when it comes to the supernatural hierarchy. Weak. Condemned. Powerless. Silent. That's what she and her six sisters have been told their entire lives, since their species was first banished from Ireland.

Yet when a figure from her childhood unexpectedly arrives on the scene, Sadie finds it harder than ever to toe the line.

Texas Contos is the son of their greatest oppressor. He's also someone she's inexplicably drawn to, and as they grow closer, Sadie begins to question what banshees have been told for centuries about their gifts.

But the truth comes at a cost. With Sadie and Tex forced to run for their lives, their journey leads them to new friends, old enemies, and finally to her true voice - one that could shatter the supernatural world forever.

'Maria Lewis is a must-read' Buzzfeed

'Pay attention urban fantasy fans - Maria Lewis is a name you'll want to remember' One More Page

'If you haven't heard about Maria Lewis you must have been living under a rock' Good Reading Magazine

'I can't wait to find out what happens next!' Keri Arthur

'Truly one of the best in the genre I have ever read' Oscar-nominee Lexi Alexander (GREEN STREET HOOLIGANS, PUNISHER: WAR ZONE, ARROW, SUPERGIRL)

'Journalist Maria Lewis grabs the paranormal fiction genre by the scruff of its neck and gives it a shake' The West Australian

'An intriguing take on a classic monster with vibrant, modern characters' Sci Fi Bulletin

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Maria Lewis

Maria Lewis is an author, screenwriter and film curator based in Australia. Getting her start as a police reporter, her writing on pop culture has appeared in publications such as the New York Post, Guardian, Penthouse, The Daily Mail, Empire Magazine, Gizmodo, Huffington Post, The Daily and Sunday Telegraph, i09, Junkee and many more. A journalist for over 16 years, she transitioned into working in television as a segment producer, writer and guest presenter on live nightly news program The Feed on SBS. She has worked as a screenwriter on documentary, film and scripted television projects.

Her best-selling debut novel Who's Afraid? was published in 2016, followed by its sequel Who's Afraid Too? in 2017, which was nominated for Best Horror Novel at the Aurealis Awards. Who's Afraid? is currently being developed for television. Her Young Adult debut, It Came From The Deep, was released globally in 2018, followed by her fourth book, The Witch Who Courted Death, which won Best Fantasy Novel at the Aurealis Awards in 2019.

Her fifth novel set within the shared supernatural universe - The Wailing Woman - was nominated for Best Fantasy Novel at the Aurealis Awards in 2020, followed by the publication of her sixth novel, Who's Still Afraid?, and book seven The Rose Daughter. The host, writer and producer of the limited podcast series Josie & The Podcats about the 2001 cult film, she's a film curator at Australia's national museum of screen culture.

Visit Maria Lewis online:

Twitter: @moviemazz
Instagram: @maria___lewis
Website: www.marialewis.com.au

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