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Starve Acre by Andrew Michael Hurley

Starve Acre

Andrew Michael Hurley

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Imprint: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Publisher: John Murray Press
Publication date: 29 Oct 2019
ISBN: 9781529387261

The new novel from 'the new master of menace' (Sunday Times)

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4 stars out of 5
Alice O'Keeffe
5 Jul 2019

"A deeply unsettling tale, superbly told"

Third novel from the author of The Loney is set in the remote Yorkshire moors where Richard and Juliet Willoughby are grieving the loss of their five-year-old son Ewan. Richard spends his time digging the land around Starve Acre, so named because nothing will grow there, in search of the roots of a legendary oak tree which was once used as a gallows. His wife Juliette, meanwhile, is convinced Ewan's spirit is still there in some form and agrees to a visit from the Beacons, a local group of well-meaning occultists. A deeply unsettling tale, superbly told.