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The Wrong Child

The Wrong Child

When tragedy strikes in a small Scottish village, everyone in the community is affected.

Most people believe one child is to blame for what happened.

But could a young boy really be responsible? And how far will his parents go to protect him?

‘Brilliant, but as dark as hell. The British version of Daniel Woodrell’ – METRO
‘God, this is dark. A study of guilt and grief’ – DAILY MAIL
‘A very thought-provoking read’ – THE SUN
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 2nd November 2017

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781409171836

Reviews

[Gornell's] admirable single-mindedness and cool nerve are allied to a highly developed prose style which effectively conjures up a mood of darkness, intense cold and moral ambiguity - one in which nature itself feels complicit in the actions of the people. It is genuinely gripping
THE HERALD
The Wrong Child is a startling and uncompromising story of grief and anger, of abandonment and decay. It's intense - darker than dark - but also original and beautiful
HELEN FITZGERALD, author of Viral, Dead Lovely and The Cry
[An] uncompromising story of grief, anger, abandonment and decay
SCOTS MAGAZINE
Stunning. Macabre, unsettling and beautifully poetic
BRIAN CONAGHAN, Costa Award winning author of THE BOMBS THAT BROUGHT US TOGETHER
Reviews of the most thought-provoking thriller of the year, for fans of WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN by Lionel Shriver, BIG LITTLE LIES by Liane Moriarty and MY ABSOLUTE DARLING by Gabriel Tallent: 'Brilliant, but as dark as hell. The British version of Daniel Woodrell'
METRO
A deeply unsettling tale of loss, abandonment and revenge
THE LIST
A very thought-provoking read
THE SUN
God, this is dark. A study of guilt and grief
DAILY MAIL