The Loney is Andrew Michael Hurley’s decidedly unsettling fictional debut, one of those bookseller word-of-mouth novels that gathered early momentum by the sheer merit of its writing.
With Lancashire’s wind-scorched coast as its setting, Hurley fuses faith, superstition and fear into a potent cocktail of family drenched in unsaid secrets and a constant, gnawing doubt that something strange and dangerous is afoot: it surprised none of us here to watch The Loney sail on to bag 2016’s Costa Book of the Year.
Please note that this edition is supplied in both black and white cover variants and your copy will be randomly assigned.
The Loney (Andrew Michael Hurley)
Publisher: John Murray Press
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 252 g
Dimensions: 198 x 164 x 161 mm