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Water Shall Refuse Them

McKnight Hardy, Lucie
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Cinder House (Dead Ink)
Published: July 4, 2019
ISBN: 9781911585565
256 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£9.99

The heatwave of 1976. Following the accidental drowning of her sister, sixteen-year-old Nif and her family move to a small village on the Welsh borders to escape their grief. But rural seclusion doesn’t bring any relief.

As her family unravels, Nif begins to put together her own form of witchcraft – collecting talismans from the sun-starved land. That is, until she meets Mally, a teen boy who takes a keen interest in her, and has his own secret rites to divulge. Reminiscent of the suspense of Shirley Jackson and soaked in the folk horror of the British landscape, Water Shall Refuse Them is an atmospheric coming-of-age novel and a thrilling debut.

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