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  • Published: 18 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241397046
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $16.99

Harrow Lake




Stephen King meets Hitchcock for the Netflix generation in HARROW LAKE, the most nerve-shredding thriller of the summer.

Welcome to Harrow Lake. Someone's expecting you . . .

Lola Nox is the daughter of a celebrated horror filmmaker - she thinks nothing can scare her. But when her father is brutally attacked in their New York apartment, she's swiftly packed off to live with a grandmother she's never met in Harrow Lake, the eerie town where her father's most iconic horror movie was shot. The locals are weirdly obsessed with the film that put their town on the map - and there are strange disappearances, which the police seem determined to explain away.

And there's someone - or something - stalking her every move.

The more Lola discovers about the town, the more terrifying it becomes. Because Lola's got secrets of her own. And if she can't find a way out of Harrow Lake, they might just be the death of her.

  • Published: 18 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241397046
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $16.99

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Praise for Harrow Lake

Scream meets The Babadook in small-town USA. This book made my retro-horror-loving heart sing

Kirsty Logan, award-winning author of The Gracekeepers

Harrow Lake is a captivating and creeping mystery full of brilliantly twisting turns and dark secrets. You'll hear Mister Jitters in the deadly whisper of the pages as you race through this chilling, thrilling book

Holly Jackson, bestselling author of A Good Girl's Guide to Murder

This dark and twisty book will keep you gripped to the very last page and give you sleepless nights. Atmospheric and beautifully written, Harrow Lake is a five-star must-read

Sarah J. Harris, author of The Colour of Bee Larkham's Murder

What a thrill-ride Harrow Lake is. If you like Stephen King, you'd be mad not to snap this up

Cass Green, Sunday Times top 10 bestselling author of In a Cottage In a Wood

A taut, twisting and terrifying read that takes no prisoners as it carves and claws its way into your nightmares. Expect more than just jitters...

Melinda Salisbury, author of Hold Back the Tide

Harrow Lake is scary, but also hugely fun . . . the claustrophobic Harrow Lake itself seems a fully realized world, a character in itself

The Bookseller

A twisted thriller with a fantastically eerie setting in which nothing is what it seems. I loved the landmarks and gruesome history of Harrow Lake. The buried secrets, landslides, jitterbugs and the Bone Tree will stay with me for a long time. Kat Ellis's monstrous Mr Jitters and the frozen-in-time movie setting makes for a chilling read that had me looking over my shoulder and holding my breath

Michelle Harrison, author of A Pinch of Magic

Deliciously creepy

Amy McCulloch, author of Jinxed

Ellis brings the claustrophobia of pulp fandom front and centre in this masterpiece of a novel

Dawn Kurtagich, author of The Dead House

With its creeping dread and unspooling secrets, Harrow Lake feels like an Alfred Hitchcock film in YA novel form. Thrilling, terrifying and utterly compelling. Deserves to be a summer blockbuster!

Katherine Webber, author of Wing Jones

Harrow Lake is a book that's hard to put down. Scary, suspenseful and deliciously twisty, it hits that 'Netflix binge' sweetspot. It's also a hugely entertaining riff on '80s and '90s horror, echoing everything from Stephen King to Scream, with some neat twists on familiar tropes

Fiona Noble

Lashings of 80s style

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