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Sixteen Horses

(2021)
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A literary thriller from stunning new talent Greg Buchanan, Sixteen Horses is a story of enduring guilt, trauma, and punishment, set in a small seaside community the rest of the world has left behind.

In Ilmarsh, England, local police detective Alec Nichols discovers sixteen horses' heads on a farm, each buried with a single eye facing the low winter sun. After Veterinary Forensics expert Cooper Allen travels to the scene, a pathogen is discovered lurking within the soil, and many of those who have come into contact with the corpses grow critically ill.

A series of crimes comes to lightdisappearances, arson, and mutilationsand in the dark days that follow, the town slips into panic and paranoia. Everything is not as it seems. Anyone could be a suspect. And as Cooper finds herself unable to leave town, Alec is stalked by an unseen threat. The two investigators race to uncover the truth behind these frightened and insidious mysteriesno matter the cost.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Original, beautifully written, terrifying and haunting. I won't forget this novel." - Sophie Hannah

"Unlike anything else you’ll read this year, Sixteen Horses is a deeply disconcerting ride. Irresistible." - Val McDermid

"Dark, visceral and disturbing, this highly suspenseful and beautifully written thriller is totally gripping from start to finish. A hugely impressive debut." - Alex Michaelides

"Poignant, chilling, eerie, and gruesome, Sixteen Horses is a thriller with a literary soul, perfect for fans of Netflix's Dark or BBC’s Top of the Lake. Buchanan impressively balances horror and empathy, showing real evil while also exploring the human cost of economic collapse. A unique, ambitious debut that left me shocked and enthralled." - Sara Sligar


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April 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sixteen Horses
Author(s): Greg Buchanan
ISBN: 1-5290-2716-0 / 978-1-5290-2716-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mantle
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July 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sixteen Horses: A Novel
Author(s): Greg Buchanan
ISBN: 1-250-24666-0 / 978-1-250-24666-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2022 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sixteen Horses: A Novel
Author(s): Greg Buchanan
ISBN: 1-250-24668-7 / 978-1-250-24668-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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January 2022 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sixteen Horses
Author(s): Greg Buchanan
ISBN: 1-5290-2718-7 / 978-1-5290-2718-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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May 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sixteen Horses
Author(s): Greg Buchanan
ISBN: 1-5290-2717-9 / 978-1-5290-2717-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mantle
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July 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sixteen Horses: A Novel
Author(s): Greg Buchanan
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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July 2021 : Canada Audio edition

Title: Sixteen Horses: A Novel
Author(s): Greg Buchanan
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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April 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sixteen Horses
Author(s): Greg Buchanan
Publisher: Mantle
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April 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Sixteen Horses
Author(s): Greg Buchanan
Publisher: Mantle
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April 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Sixteen Horses
Author(s): Greg Buchanan
Publisher: Mantle
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Sixteen Horses: A Novel
Author(s): Greg Buchanan
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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May 2021 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Sixteen Horses
Author(s): Greg Buchanan
Publisher: Mantle
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April 2021 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sixteen Horses: a BBC Two Between the Covers Book Club pick
Author(s): Greg Buchanan
Publisher: Mantle
Availability: Amazon UK