The Lighthouse Witches

Category: Book
By (author): Cooke, C.J.
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Small Town & Rural
  FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published: October 2021
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 9.21in x 6.02in
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From The Publisher*Don't miss the brand-new chilling gothic thriller from the bestselling author . . .
From The Publisher*Don't miss the brand-new chilling gothic thriller from the bestselling author . . . ‘Fascinating and enthralling' Prima Upon the cliffs of a remote Scottish island, Lòn Haven, stands a lighthouse. A lighthouse that has weathered more than storms. Mysterious and terrible events have happened on this island. It started with a witch hunt. Now, centuries later, islanders are vanishing without explanation. Coincidence? Or curse? Liv Stay flees to the island with her three daughters, in search of a home. She doesn't believe in witches, or dark omens, or hauntings. But within months, her daughter Luna will be the only one of them left. Twenty years later, Luna is drawn back to the place her family vanished. As the last sister left, it's up to her to find out the truth . . . But what really happened at the lighthouse all those years ago?
Review Quote*‘Right from the start, I was hooked on this eerie, cryptic novel. I don't know how C.J. Cooke does it, but every time I pick up one of her books, I can't stop reading until the last page' Samantha Downing, Sunday Times bestselling author of My Lovely Wife 'A gripping modern gothic thriller that is also a haunting depiction of witch trials, it is a wonderfully atmospheric and compelling novel' Rosamund Lupton, Sunday Times bestselling author of Three Hours ‘A gripping meditation on terror and superstition' Sara Sheridan ‘This book is SO good! I was completely gripped with the story of Liv and her daughters Saffy, Luna and Clover. Multiple narrators and time frames, family dynamics, siblings, witches; eerie but not scary. I mean, what is there not to love? This is C.J. Cooke's best yet! A fascinating and enthralling read' Nina Pottell, Prima ‘A complex and haunting story, beautifully told. It is such a brilliant take on Scotland's witch trials of the 1600s, an inventive reimagining of the consequences of the imprisonment and murder of so many women. Tense, unsettling and ultimately incredibly moving' Amanda Mason ‘This book grabbed me on the first page and didn't release its grip until the last. With characters that feel like they live and breathe, an atmospheric setting and a plot that kept me guessing, all delivered in luminous prose, this is a flawless read. Underpinned by a story of the Scottish witch hunts, the themes remain starkly relevant today' Elizabeth Lee ‘Seething with gothic menace, The Lighthouse Witches interweaves myth, superstition and history in a way which feels strikingly relevant and gripping' Caroline Lea ‘Cooke manages to set a compelling timeshift mystery in a very real world, where believable people navigate authentic problems such as grief, parenting and peer pressure. The Lighthouse Witches is surprising and inventive' Sarah Burton
Biographical NoteC.J. Cooke is an acclaimed, award-winning poet, novelist and academic with numerous other publications written under the name of Carolyn Jess-Cooke. Her work has been published in twenty-three languages to date. Born in Belfast, C.J. has a PhD in Literature from Queen's University, Belfast, and is currently Reader in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow, where she researches creative writing interventions for mental health. C.J. Cooke lives in Glasgow with her husband and four children.