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Sixteen Horses

Sixteen Horses

A Novel

Greg Buchanan; read by Louise Brealey

Macmillan Audio



Macmillan Audio

Macmillan Audio

On Sale: 07/20/2021

ISBN: 9781250804815


“Dark, visceral and disturbing, this highly suspenseful and beautifully written thriller is totally gripping from start to finish. A hugely impressive debut.” —Alex Michaelides, author of The Silent Patient and The Maidens

A literary thriller from stunning new talent Greg Buchanan, Sixteen Horses is a story of enduring guilt, trauma, and punishment, set in a small seaside community the rest of the world has left behind.

In Ilmarsh, England, local police detective Alec Nichols discovers sixteen horses' heads on a farm, each buried with a single eye facing the low winter sun. After Veterinary Forensics expert Cooper Allen travels to the scene, a pathogen is discovered lurking within the soil, and many of those who have come into contact with the corpses grow critically ill.

A series of crimes comes to lightdisappearances, arson, and mutilationsand in the dark days that follow, the town slips into panic and paranoia. Everything is not as it seems. Anyone could be a suspect. And as Cooper finds herself unable to leave town, Alec is stalked by an unseen threat. The two investigators race to uncover the truth behind these frightened and insidious mysteriesno matter the cost.

A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books

“Unlike anything else you’ll read this year, Sixteen Horses is a deeply disconcerting ride. Irresistible.” —Val McDermid


Tufts of cloud burned black before the sunrise, the horizon littered with the flotsam of old and rusted silhouettes. They were alone.

“Chemtrails,” the farmer had said to Alec, early on their walk. Other than this, he had...

Greg Buchanan; read by Louise Brealey

Greg Buchanan was born in 1989 and lives in the Scottish Borders. He studied English at the University of Cambridge and completed a PhD at King’s College London in identification and ethics. He is a graduate of UEA’s Creative Writing MA and in 2019 he was named on Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Sixteen Horses is his first novel.

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