Shortlisted for the 2012 Branford Boase Award for outstanding Debut novel.
A chilling, beautiful novel inspired by a haunting folk song about murder, witchcraft and revenge. Intensely atmospheric and truly compelling, this is a stunning debut.
The Branford Boase judges said: "An extremely atmospheric tale and very mature piece of storytelling. Quite unusual and genuinely scary."
The Branford Boase Award shortlist 2012:
Long Lankin - Lindsey Barraclough
Being Billy - Phil Earle
Small Change for Stuart - Lissa Evans
Everybody Jam - Ali Lewis
Sky Hawk - Gill Lewis
A Beautiful Lie - Irfan Master
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece - Annabel Pitcher