ACHUKA Book of the Day 11 Sep 2020
Described as “Stephen King meets Hitchcock for the Netflix generation”.
Lola Nox is the daughter of a celebrated horror filmmaker – she thinks nothing can scare her. But when her father is brutally attacked in their New York apartment, she’s swiftly packed off to live with a grandmother she’s never met in Harrow Lake, the eerie town where her father’s most iconic horror movie was shot. The locals are weirdly obsessed with the film that put their town on the map – and there are strange disappearances, which the police seem determined to explain away. And there’s someone – or something – stalking Lola’s every move. The more she discovers about the town, the more terrifying it becomes. Because Lola’s got secrets of her own. And if she can’t find a way out of Harrow Lake, they might just be the death of her…
“Scary, but also hugely fun . . . the claustrophobic Harrow Lake itself seems a fully realized world, a character in itself’ The Bookseller
“Ellis’s beautifully clear writing builds inexorably to a set of truly shocking denouements: the finale explodes out of the claustrophobia of its own setting.” Sublime Horror