Ebook edition released 02/06/2016

by Eleanor Wasserberg

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Family Drama Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel Debut Books of the Month eBooks of the Month Literary Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of Foxlowe

January 2017 Debut of the Month.

One of our Books of the Year 2016.

Green, her little sister Blue and October - known as Toby - are children growing up in Foxlowe, a huge old home on the moors. They run free, and play endlessly, and don't go to school, but they are also part of a cult, "the Family", obsessed with keeping out "the Bad". They're forced to endure the pain of "Spike Walks" if they don't behave in the way in which they are supposed to, and they grasp, dangerously in the end, for any scrap of affection thrown their way. Eleanor Wasserberg tells her story from the perspective of Green, from her outrage at the arrival of her new sister Blue, to their bonding, and then Green's eventual betrayal. It's unsettling and persuasive, impressively well-executed and, at the last, utterly disturbing. I'm still flinching away from thinking about the final scene.

If you liked Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg try The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides or We Were Liars by E Lockhart.

June 2016 Debut of the Month.

Alison Flood

Foxlowe Synopsis

A compulsive and chilling debut about a girl growing up in a cultWHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO LEAVE?Green and Blue are sisters.Foxlowe is home. Outside is Bad.Green understands.Why can't Blue?'Will lure you in - then cut to the kill'Guardian'Wonderfully tense'Emerald Street'To read Foxlowe is not unlike wandering through Foxlowe itself on some long night: I felt never quite certain where the corridors might take me, nor whom I might meet on turning a corner; and in the final moments I found myself hurtling down a flight of steps into the dark' Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent'The ending is like a punch to the throat'The i

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780008164126
Publication date: 2nd June 2016
Author: Eleanor Wasserberg
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Fourth Estate
Format: Ebook
Primary Genre Family Drama
Other Genres:

Like For Like Featured Books

Etta and Otto and Russell and James
The Piano Player's Son
The Decision
Eden Close

Other editions of this book

ISBN: 9781524755652
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Format: Ebook

ISBN: 9780008164102
Publication date: 12/01/2017
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780008164089
Publication date: 02/06/2016
Format: Hardback

View All Editions

More Books By Eleanor Wasserberg

View All Books By Eleanor Wasserberg

Share this book