Himself

Jess Kidd

General fiction · Great for: Fans of the supernatural and ghost stories

About this book

1950. A teenage girl is brutally murdered in a forest. But, somehow, her baby survives.

1976. A mysterious and charming young man returns to the remote coastal village of Mulderrig, seeking answers about the mother who, it was said, had abandoned him on the steps of a Dublin orphanage.

With the help of its oldest and most eccentric inhabitant, he will force the village to give up its ghosts. Nothing, not even the dead, can stay buried forever.

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An intriguing and moving story that combines fantasy, thriller and mystery with wonderfully descriptive scenes. A Radio 2 Book Club choice.