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Wakenhyrst

(2019)
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1906: A large manor house, Wake's End, sits on the edge of a bleak Fen, just outside the town of Wakenhyrst. It is the home of Edmund Stearn and his family – a historian, scholar and land-owner, he's an upstanding member of the local community. But all is not well at Wake's End. Edmund dominates his family tyrannically, in particular daughter Maud. When Maud's mother dies in childbirth and she's left alone with her strict, disciplinarian father, Maud's isolation drives her to her father's study, where she happens upon his diary.

During a walk through the local church yard, Edmund spots an eye in the undergrowth. His terror is only briefly abated when he discovers its actually a painting, a 'doom', taken from the church. It's horrifying in its depiction of hell, and Edmund wants nothing more to do with it despite his historical significance. But the doom keeps returning to his mind. The stench of the Fen permeates the house, even with the windows closed. And when he lies awake at night, he hears a scratching sound – like claws on the wooden floor...

Wakenhyrst is a terrifying ghost story, an atmospheric slice of gothic, a brilliant exploration of the boundaries between the real and the supernatural, and a descent into the mind of a psychopath.

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"A wonderful atmospheric and hugely enjoyable ghost story." - Anthony Horowitz


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April 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Wakenhyrst
Author(s): Michelle Paver
ISBN: 1-78854-956-2 / 978-1-78854-956-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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October 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wakenhyrst
Author(s): Michelle Paver
ISBN: 1-78854-957-0 / 978-1-78854-957-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wakenhyrst
Author(s): Michelle Paver
ISBN: 1-78954-060-7 / 978-1-78954-060-4 (UK edition)
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March 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Wakenhyrst
Author(s): Michelle Paver
ISBN: 1-78954-436-X / 978-1-78954-436-7 (UK edition)
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March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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March 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Wakenhyrst
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Publisher: Head of Zeus
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Title: Wakenhyrst
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March 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Wakenhyrst
Author(s): Michelle Paver
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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Kindle Editions

April 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Wakenhyrst
Author(s): Michelle Paver
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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