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Looking Glass Sound

Author: Catriona Ward

Looking Glass Sound

Looking Glass Sound

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"One of the finest literary craftsmen currently working is writing horror: Catriona Ward. Looking Glass Sound is a masterclass in atmosphere." —Olivie Blake, New York Times bestselling...

Page Count
352
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On Sale
08/08/2023

Book Details

"One of the finest literary craftsmen currently working is writing horror: Catriona Ward. Looking Glass Sound is a masterclass in atmosphere." —Olivie Blake, New York Times bestselling author of The Atlas Six

From Catriona Ward, author of The Last House on Needless Street, comes another mind-bending and cleverly crafted tale about a group of friends struggling to come to terms with the horrors of their past.


In a lonely cottage overlooking the windswept Maine coast, Wilder Harlow begins the last book he will ever write. It is the story of a sun-drenched summer of his youth, and of the killer that stalked the small New England town. And of the terrible tragedy that forever bonded him with his friends Nat and Harper in unknowable ways.

Decades later, Wilder returns to the town in an attempt to recount that summer's events in his memoirs. But as he writes, Wilder begins to fear his grip on the truth is fading ... and that the book may be writing itself.

Looking Glass Sound is a book about the stories that shape us, and how easily they can escape us, in the vein of Stephen King's Stand By Me.

"An alchemist of storytelling."—Chris Whitaker, New York Times bestselling author of We Begin At the End

Imprint Publisher

Tor Nightfire

ISBN

9781250860026

In The News

"Nearly every sentence is faultless, gutting and precise. Come for the family secrets but stay for the humanity, tenderness, and empathy that are so central to Ward’s storytelling. This book will truly haunt you long after you read."—Olivie Blake, New York Times bestselling author of The Atlas Six

"In the right hands, narrative can be a kaleidoscope, fracturing into more and more wondrous configurations. I think maybe Catriona Ward spilled a little blood into her kaleidoscope with this one."—Stephen Graham Jones, New York Times bestselling author of The Only Good Indians

"Devastatingly beautiful, bone-chilling and enchanting. Looking Glass Sound is further proof that no one writes like Catriona Ward. No one conjures such heartbreak from such raw fear. An alchemist of storytelling."—Chris Whitaker, New York Times bestselling author of We Begin At the End

“This twisted tale of ghosts and murderers, derailed lives and childhood traumas is a vertical labyrinth that will take you straight down into the heart of darkness. Enthralling and heartbreaking.” —M. R. Carey, author of The Girl with All the Gifts

“I couldn’t tear myself away. Looking Glass Sound is slyly addictive. Falling into a Catriona Ward book means knowing you'll be caught and never let go. Unconventional, imaginative, and brazenly twisted.” —Hailey Piper, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of No Gods for Drowning

"Ward is a master of tugging at the strings of a deeply personal story until she's woven them into an epic, terrifying, multi-generational web. Looking Glass Sound is haunting and immersive. I loved getting caught up in it." —Chuck Tingle, author of Camp Damascus

"You’ve read nothing like it before.... Impossibly compelling, brilliantly plotted, and incredibly moving all at once. I think at this point we can all just agree to follow Ward wherever she takes us. —Virginia Feito, author of Mrs. March

"Ward is an inspired spider and Looking Glass Sound is her most masterful web yet. And we, dear readers, are nothing more than mere flies happily trapped within the pages of this brilliantly intricate novel."—Clay McLeod Chapman, author of Ghost Eaters

"Unbelievably good.... so clever, so haunting and melancholic. It's so beautiful, so dark, and so vivid." —Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne

"Totally stunning. ...At its heart a book about the madness of story telling, possession and grief. I loved it!"—Araminta Hall, author of Imperfect Women

"So, so brilliant. Absolutely Ward's best yet. Her characters, the way she weaves together all the storylines, the reveals - all of them top notch, brilliantly done, and all while my heart was literally banging out of my chest." —Lisa Hall, author of The Perfect Couple



Also by Catriona Ward:
The Last House on Needless Street
Sundial
Little Eve

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