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The Drowning Pool

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This excellent debut is a classic ghost story with a modern twist. Genuinely scary as you are drawn into the story and the boundaries between reality and ghostly happenings get very blurred

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The Drowning Pool by Syd Moore

After her world is shaken by a series of unexplained events, young widow Sarah Grey soon comes to realise that she is the victim of a terrifying haunting by her 19th century namesake. A classic ghost story with a modern twist by a talented new writer in the genre. Relocated to a coastal town, widowed teacher Sarah Grey is slowly rebuilding her life, along with her young son Alfie. But after an inadvertent seance one drunken night, her world is shaken when she starts to experience frightening visions. She tries to explain them as But Alfie sees them too and Sarah believes that they have become the targets of a terrifying haunting. Convinced that the ghost is that of a 19th Century local witch and namesake, Sarah delves into local folklore and learns that the witch was thought to have been evil incarnate. When a series of old letters surface, Sarah discovers that nothing and no-one is as it seems, maybe not even the ghost of Sarah Grey!

Reviews

'a stunning reinvention of the ghost story and an exploration of a 19th-century Essex witch hunt.' The Guardian

'a goose-pimply old-fashioned ghost story'
Christopher Fowler, author of the Bryant and May series

About the Author

Syd Moore

Syd Moore is the author of The Drowning Pool, a novel inspired by the legend of a 19th Century Essex woman -- the Sea Witch Sarah Moore. She is also co-creator of Super Strumps, the game that reclaims female stereotypes through the medium of Top Trumps, and was founding editor of Level 4, an arts and culture magazine based in South Essex. She has worked extensively in publishing and the book trade and presented Channel 4's late night book programme, Pulp.

Author photo © Simon Fowler

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Publication date

29th September 2011

Author

Syd Moore

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Publisher

AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Horror
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Horror & ghost stories

ISBN

9781847562661

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