The brand gothic horror novel Such Pretty Things by Lisa Heathfield is available now from Titan Books.
This sublime modern gothic story mixes Turn of the Screw meets We Have Always Lived in the Castle in an exploration of childhood, family and grief, that I personally could not put down when I read it.
Clara and Stephen are left with their aunt in her remote house while their mother recovers from an accident.
At first, they see it as a summer to explore, until they discover Auntie has always wanted children of her own.
But the children quickly overwhelms Auntie, and Clara won’t stop digging for secrets.
Soon this new family finds itself falling apart, with terrifying consequences for them all.
Such Pretty Things by Lisa Heathfield is available now from Titan Books.