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The Quickening by Julie Myerson
  

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This is part of an interesting little series of horror and ghost stories where the publisher approaches established authors to write a novella in an area not their norm. So this literary author contributes a supernatural tale. It’s about a newly married couple on honeymoon in the Caribbean who end up in hell. It’s a quick, easy read that is not as scary as it could be but an interesting addition to the series.

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Synopsis

The Quickening by Julie Myerson

Rachel and Dan want to go somewhere hot in January. Recently married and expecting their first baby, they decide on an island in the Caribbean. Why not turn it into a honeymoon, Dan says? A holiday in paradise. It ought to be perfect. Except that, for Rachel, it's not. Things take a sinister turn as soon as they arrive. As furniture shifts and objects fly around, as a waitress begs her to leave and a fellow guest makes her increasingly uneasy, Rachel realises everything she holds most dear is at stake and nothing is quite as it seems...


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Reviews

'Myerson takes us into her rising levels of panic, right up to the final plot-twist ... Myerson writes with a fluidity that quickly absorbs the reader' Independent

'a gripping tale ... Myerson keeps the reader guessing until the very end and provides no easy answers in a deceptively simple read that will compel horror fans while being just as satisfying to her own readership' Observer

'brimming with black magic, murder and menace. Full of twists and turns, and written with subtlety and intelligence, it's a truly haunting tale written in the best horror tradition' Sunday Mirror

'Good things happen when writers enter the realm of the unexpected for new horror fiction from Hammer ... The pace is terrific and she keeps your pulse pounding.' The Times, Saturday Review

'a good fast read; just the thing for your next Caribbean holiday' Evening Standard

About the Author

Julie Myerson was born in Nottingham in 1960. She is the author of Sleepwalking (1993), The Touch (1996), Me and the Fat Man (1998), Laura Blundy (2000), Something Might Happen (2003) The Story of You (2006), Out of Breath (2008) and Then (2011). She lives in London.

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Book Info

Publication date

24th April 2014

Author

Julie Myerson

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Publisher

Hammer an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Horror
Thriller / Suspense

Horror & ghost stories

ISBN

9780099580249

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