Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Waiting On Wednesday #171 - The Hidden People


Waiting On Wednesday, where we put the spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating, is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

This week's choice is -


The Hidden People - Alison Littlewood
ISBN - 9781848669901
Publisher - Jo Fletcher Books
Release date - October 6 2016


The bestselling author of Richard & Judy Book Club hit The Cold Season returns with a chilling mystery - where superstition and myth bleed into real life with tragic consequences.
 
Pretty Lizzie Higgs is gone, burned to death on her own hearth - but was she really a changeling, as her husband insists? Albie Mirralls met his cousin only once, in 1851, within the grand glass arches of the Crystal Palace, but unable to countenance the rumors that surround her murder, he leaves his young wife in London and travels to Halfoak, a village steeped in superstition.

Albie begins to look into Lizzie's death, but in this place where the old tales hold sway and the 'Hidden People' supposedly roam, answers are slippery and further tragedy is just a step away...

I absolutely adored Alison Littlewood's novels, The Cold Season and Path Of Needles, so was thrilled to read about this one. She writes the books I love - fairy tales, folklore and mystery all seamlessly woven together. Here's hoping The Hidden People is just as good!
 

9 comments:

  1. Sounds awesome...I just added it to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing it!

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    1. It does sound awesome, I can't wait to read it!

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  2. This is probably based on the real murder of Bridget Cleary in 1895. Coincidentally, I've listened to an episode on the Lore podcast dealing with the case just yesterday. The book wasn't on my radar, but it sounds interesting.

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    1. Yes I agree, Bridget Cleary must have been an inspiration at the very least! I probably wouldn't have noticed it if I wasn't a fan of Alison Littlewood's writing already but hopefully it's going to be good :)

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  3. I nearly picked this book for my WoW this week! We must be on the same wave length:-) Definitely a creepy book for the Halloween season!

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    1. I always love checking out your WoW posts as you nearly always pick books that I love! This is definitely on my spooky reading list for this year :)

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  4. Ooooo! This book sounds so cool! And that COVER - I love the bordering! Well done there, cover designers. :D I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

    Check out my WoW post!

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    1. I absolutely love the cover so I'm hoping what's inside is just as good! I just got it from Netgalley so will hopefully get to read it this weekend :)

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  5. This looks spooky. Changelings always creep me out. Enjoy!

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