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The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones
  

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A supernatural thriller with a strong historical background. This is truly thrilling stuff. Set during three periods, the present, the 1970s and a hundred years earlier in the 1870s, this starts with a bang and doesn’t let up. Present day Hannah with injured husband and nine-year old daughter is fleeing something; we are terrified with them. The tale in the 1970s concerns Hannah’s parents and all is tied back to some ancient Central European mystery … or folk lore … or … we know not. Terrific.

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Synopsis

The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones

Selected for the Radio 2 Book Club. He has a face you love. A voice you trust. To survive you must kill him. The rules of survival are handed from mother to daughter. Inherited, like the curse that has stalked Hannah and her family across centuries. He changes his appearance at will, speaks with a stolen voice and hides behind the face of a beloved, waiting to strike. Generation after generation, he has destroyed them. And all they could do was to run. Until now. Now, it is time for Hannah to turn and fight.

Reviews

The String Diaries is an engrossing, mind-bending supernatural tale, and Stephen Lloyd Jones is as exciting a new voice as I've come across in some time, a writer who understands what makes the pulse race -- Michael Koryta, author of Those Who Wish Me Dead

Reading The String Diaries made me feel, in the best sense, like a child again. Nothing was more important than the fate of Stephen Lloyd Jones's courageous and very human heroine Hannah Wilde. Meals went uncooked, bills went unpaid, as I waited to find out if she would win freedom for herself and her daughter against the forces of darkness. I was scared, enthralled and amazed by this stunning debut -- Margot Livesey, author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy

About the Author

Stephen Jones studied at Royal Holloway College, University of London and is the director of a major London media agency. The String Diaries is his first novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

17th July 2014

Author

Stephen Lloyd Jones

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www.stephenlloydjones.com/

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Publisher

Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9781472204684

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