Ghost Wall

Moss, Sarah

£8.99

Teenage Silvie is living in a remote Northumberland camp as an exercise in experimental archaeology. Her father is an abusive man, obsessed with recreating the discomfort, brutality and harshness of Iron Age life. Behind and ahead of Silvie’s narrative is a story of a bog girl, a sacrifice, a woman killed by those closes to her, and as the hot summer builds to a terrifying climax, Silvie and the Bog girl are in ever more terrifying proximity.

Description

‘I have never read a novel this slender that holds inside it quite so much. Wild, calm, dark yet hopeful… This book ratcheted the breath out of me so skilfully that as soon as I’d finished, the only thing I wanted was to read it again’ Jessie BurtonIt is high summer in rural Northumberland. Seventeen-year-old Silvie and her parents have joined an encampment run by an archaeology professor with an interest in the region’s dark history of ritual sacrifice. As Silvie finds a glimpse of new freedoms with the professor’s students, her relationship with her overbearing father begins to deteriorate, until the haunting rites of the past begin to bleed into the present.

Additional information

Weight 122 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 9 mm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

152

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K