The Black Ribbon
By Eliza Wass
Strange rituals, hauntings and the occult collide in this darkly memorable YA thriller from a bestselling author. Perfect for fans of Louise O'Neill, Sarah Waters and Donna Tartt.
'Haunting, unexpected, beautifully written. One of the best books I've read this year' LOUISE O'NEILL on In the Dark, In the Woods
Kitty has had an idyllic childhood growing up alongside the wealthy Bramley family in rural England, as the daughter of the head housekeeper. But when the prophecy of a psychic leads to the death of the family's golden boy, Nikki, the house become dark, haunted by memories of the past.
One day a young boy is brought to the house to help them: a boy who can speak to the dead.
Kitty is convinced he's a charlatan - but the 'magic' seems to work. The darkness is lifting.
But there are things Kitty can't ignore - evidence of strange rituals, shadows of the boy she lost, and Kitty begins to suspect that this boy had something to do with Nikki's death. More, that he may have the very real power to bring him back...
Eliza Wass is a freelance writer, editor and journalist. She comes from Southern California, where she was one of nine perfect children with two perfect parents. She has thousands of friends, all of whom either arrive inside dust jackets or post obsessively on Twitter.
Eliza spent 7 years in London with the most amazing man in the world, her late husband, Alan Wass of Alan Wass and The Tourniquet, who inspired her to pursue her dreams and live every day of her life.
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15 Jun 2017
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Quercus Children's Books
A breathtaking, gut-wrenching coming-of-age saga from all sides. Readers will be swept into the Cresswells' claustrophobic world and ache for them long after it's set aflame. — Kirkus
A haunting family portrait centered on the power of belief. — Publishers Weekly
Haunting, unexpected, beautifully written. In the Dark, In The Woods is one of the best books I've read this year. — Louise O'Neill