Praise for Wreckers: Hearn is a classy writer, and her latest novel is a thrilling and dangerous book . . . This is a novel that will gather much praise as readers discover and talk about it.' ( South China Morning Post/Young Post)
Praise for Rowan the Strange: 'It is nothing short of extraordinary' ( Philip Ardagh, Guardian)
Hearn is skilled at conveying the place and the time, but it is in the detail of human interactions that her novel is particularly remarkable ( Sunday Times)
A shocking yet gripping tale that will fill you with hope, sadness and distress. It will stay in my heart forever. ( Guardian)
The lid gave, eventually, with surprisingly little noise. Nothing splintered. Nothing broke. No hinges flew, or even creaked, and for a second or two nothing happened at all. Then came the first scream. It blew out a candle, that scream . . .
'Shut the lid! For the love of God . . . SHUT THE LID!'
And so the box was slammed shut, hidden away, and forgotten about.
But what lay within was only dormant . . . waiting for the time when it would be released, and let loose upon the world.
And that time was about to come . . .
That time is now.
This fantastic new novel from acclaimed writer, Julie Hearn, is truly unique and tells of friendship, secrets, love, hate and hope.
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