A magnificent psychological thriller from an award-winning author.
Footsteps in the dusk. Pale hounds howling through the night. Hollow-eyed children pleading for his help.
And, most sinister of all, the return of an old friend, grown more powerful than ever.
Daniel's life is falling apart; then Cora, his beautiful step-sister, disappears. He'll give anything to get her back ... but will he have the courage to face his own demons
Ambergate: 'This is a beautiful, compelling novel.' - Guardian
Murkmere: 'Fraught with fenland mist and magic, this supernatural thriller ... is compassionate and original.' - The Times
Compelling ... a salutary reminder to keep an eye on the children's bookshelves. - SFX magazine
The Ice Boy: 'A remarkable first novel ... here is a writer whom you can trust.' - Armadillo
Elliott is one of [the Fidler Award's] worthiest winners. This atmospheric debut novel [is] heavy on Kleenex - The Glasgow Herald
Patricia Elliott was born in London, but grew up in Europe and the Far East. A voracious reader since childhood 'where she had the resources of ten different school libraries', she also made up ghost stories to scare her friends! As an adult, she worked in publishing in London and in a children's bookshop in New York. She now teaches a course in children's literature at an adult education college, and is writing further novels. She lives in Barnes with her husband and two sons. Her first book, The Ice Boy, won the Fidler Award for a first novel, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award and the West Sussex award. Her second novel, Murkmere, was longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award.