Fabulous countryside chiller – Hewson’s most accessible, suspenseful novel yet.
A young couple move to the country. The husband Miles commutes each day to the city, leaving his wife Alison to get to know the locals, many of whom are frankly not all that friendly. At weekends, Miles, oblivious to his wife’s concerns, loves to be ‘one of the lads’ in the pub. November comes, and with it the ancient bonfire festival. Alison could have been drunk, but she feels certain that she saw something terrible happen at the fire. And her husband was involved. Paranoia? Or a murder that an entire village has conspired in?
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Praise for Semana Santa:
‘He keeps the reader guessing… relentlessly tightening the suspense until the end’
Praise for Epiphany:
‘David Hewson has an altogether wider range of literary and cultural reference than most thrillers. Impressive…’
Praise for Solstice:
‘Hewson’s inventiveness never flags… the characterization and dialogue are way above thriller norms, and the science is ingenious and plausible’
A young couple move to the country. Miles commutes each day to the city, leaving Alison to get to know the locals and recover from a difficult period in life.
At weekends, Miles loves to be 'one of the lads' in the pub. Alison finds the ancient rhythms of country life altogether more unsettling.
Autumn comes, and with it the ancient bonfire festival. Alison could have been drunk, but she feels certain that she saw something happen at the fire.
And her husband was involved.
Paranoia? Or a murderous conspiracy by an entire village?
'Native Rites' is a totally compelling masterpiece of dark suspense from the author of 'Semana Santa' and 'Epiphany'.
PRAISE FOR 'SEMANA SANTA'
'The claustrophobia of an introverted society … is portrayed with subtle skill: the personal passions come across with intensity and power. 'Semana Santa' is a satisfying full-blooded read'
'The atmosphere of mystery, menace and guilt is sustained with great skill, building tension to a seismic explosion as ghoulish characters squirm to escape a relentless past returning to destroy them'
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