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The Thin Place

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2022 HWA Gold Crown Award (longlist)

“I devoured this novel in a single sitting. The Thin Place will stay with you long after you turn the final page.” –Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of After the End

She has to know the truth about Overtoun Estate, but there is a reason it has stayed buried for so long.

When journalist Ava Brent decides to investigate the dark mystery of Overtoun Estate—a ‘thin place’, steeped in myth—she has no idea how dangerous this story will be for her.

Overtoun looms over the town, watching, waiting: the locals fearful of the strange building and the secrets it keeps. When Ava starts to ask questions, the warm welcome she first receives turns to a cold shoulder. And before she knows it, Ava is caught in the house’s grasp too.

After she discovers the history of a sick young girl who lived there, she starts to understand the sadness that shrouds it. But when she finds an ominous old message etched into a windowsill, she is forced to wonder—what horrors is the house protecting? And what will it cost her to find out?

With her own first child on the way, Ava knows she should stay away. But even as her life starts to unravel, and she receives chilling threats, the house and the bridge keep pulling her back…

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"I was hooked from the first page. This story stayed with me all the time I was reading it and after." - Victoria Dowd

"A highly entertaining and spooky mystery." - Cass Green

"The Thin Place is a hauntingly evocative read. I’m still holding my breath!" - Jane Isaac

"Eerie and fascinating, The Thin Place is a skillfully written story, where the historical and present day deftly intertwine. I read it all on one rainy weekend, and loved it." - Louisa de Lange

"I devoured this novel in a single sitting, transfixed by the unfolding story, and by characters so real I felt myself holding my breath on their behalf. Gripping and unsettling, The Thin Place will stay with you long after you turn the final page." - Clare Mackintosh

"The Thin Place is utterly and relentlessly gripping. My heart was racing as I tore through the pages, simultaneously devouring the story and dreading what was coming next. An immersive and thrilling ride." - Vikki Patis

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