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The Ghost Woods

book | Fiction | Apr 2023
World excluding US → HarperCollins (Ed. Kim Young)
US & Canada → Berkley (Ed. Claire Zion)

In the midst of the woods stands a house called Lichen Hall.

This place is shrouded in folklore — old stories of ghosts, of fairies, of a child who was not quite a child.

Now the woods are creeping closer, and something has been unleashed.

Pearl Gorham arrives in 1965, one of a string of young women sent to Lichen Hall to give birth. And she soon begins to see things she can’t explain.

Then she meets the mysterious mother and young boy who live hidden in the grounds — and together they begin to unpick the secrets of this place.

Something lurks in the woods, and as the darkness moves in, Pearl must rethink everything she knew — and risk what she holds most dear.


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