The Loney

The Loney

By Andrew Michael Hurley

  • Release Date : 2015-03-12
  • Genre : Fiction & Literature
  • FIle Size : 3.99 MB
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Description

The Loney THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER. WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD.
THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016.

A brilliantly unsettling and atmospheric debut full of unnerving horror - 'The Loney is not just good, it's great. It's an amazing piece of fiction' Stephen King

Two brothers. One mute, the other his lifelong protector.

Year after year, their family visits the same sacred shrine on a desolate strip of coastline known as the Loney, in desperate hope of a cure.

In the long hours of waiting, the boys are left alone. And they cannot resist the causeway revealed with every turn of the treacherous tide, the old house they glimpse at its end . . .

Many years on, Hanny is a grown man no longer in need of his brother's care.

But then the child's body is found.

And the Loney always gives up its secrets, in the end.

'This is a novel of the unsaid, the implied, the barely grasped or understood, crammed with dark holes and blurry spaces that your imagination feels compelled to fill' Observer

'A masterful excursion into terror' The Sunday Times

Reviews

  • Boring

    1
    By Mari grey
    This book was so boring I just didn't get it.. haven't read anything worse then this
  • A strange but compelling read...

    4
    By Mbf199t
    Not at all as I had expected. This is a strange story, with some strange characters too. The plot twists and turns for a long time with characters that are you think will be important but actually are just soon to be forgotten foundations to the wider story. I spent a long while reading this, aware that nothing had really happened, even as I had real half way, meaning it was compelling and well told. Not a very happy book, not a feel good book, but a recommended read nonetheless.
  • Not bad

    3
    By Emmac110314
    Not a bad read, was expecting more from the finale, maybe I lost it somewhere, even so, it was still an enjoyable read.
  • Lovely book

    5
    By Janeydruid
    Beautifully descriptive writing. Couldn't put it down.
  • Don't believe the hype

    2
    By CJ6571
    Was disappointed with the book. The blurb captured my imagination so there was some very clever marketing but I was constantly waiting for the crux.......when it came, it was a terribly unimaginative. I learned a lot of new words associated with churches and their vestiges, but the plot was spread extremely thin.

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