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A Good and Happy Child

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George Davies has a problem: he can't bring himself to hold his newborn son. Desperate to save his dwindling marriage and redeem himself as a father and husband, George visits a therapist and begins to delve into the childhood memories that may be the root of his issues. Ten-year-old George, in the wake of his father's harrowing and unexpected death, is experiencing ominous visions - some friendly, others outright terrifying. Unable to control those visions, George starts to display erratic behaviour and eventually becomes violent. When a mysterious murder is ultimately revealed, the stakes are suddenly much higher for him and his family. Are the visions just the product of a grief-stricken child's overactive imagination? Symptoms of mental illness? Or is ten-year-old George possessed by a darker, more malevolent force?

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"Evans' story tingles with psychological suspense" ( Keith Donohue, author of The Stolen Child)

"So incredibly scary and unnerving. Man, did this get under my skin in the very best way" ( Brad Metlzer)

"This stunning novel marks the debut of a serious talent. Evans manages to take a familiar concept-the young child haunted by a demon invisible to others-and infuse it with psychological depth and riveting suspense... Evans subtly evokes terror and anxiety with effective understatement" ( Publishers Weekly)

"This is the kind of novel that keeps respectable reviewers up until the small hours. Put it down if you can" ( The Times)

"A psychological thriller that keeps the reader on edge until the last page... A haunting story of guilt, denial and the possibility of demonic possession" ( Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

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A brilliant debut novel - part psychological thriller, part literary horror story: think The Secret History meets The Exorcist

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