The Loney

Andrew Michael Hurley

Literary Fiction · Great for: Fans of gothic and eerie tales

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Two brothers. One mute, the other his lifelong protector.

Year after year, their family visits the same sacred shrine on a desolate strip of coastline known as the Loney, in desperate hope of a cure.

In the long hours of waiting, the boys are left alone. And they cannot resist the causeway revealed with every turn of the treacherous tide, the old house they glimpse at its end . . .

Many years on, Hanny is a grown man no longer in need of his brother’s care.

But then the child’s body is found.

And the Loney always gives up its secrets, in the end.

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A brilliantly unsettling and atmospheric novel full of unnerving horror. We think this quote from Stephen King says it all: 'The Loney is not just good, it's great. It's an amazing piece of fiction'