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A masterpiece of sinister malevolence, The Witches is a classic horror novel

Walwyk seemed a dream village to the new schoolteacher, Miss Mayfield. But dreams can change into nightmares...

When one of her students accuses his friend Ethel's grandmother of abusing her, Miss Mayfield cannot let it go. But Ethel won't say anything, despite the evidence of Miss Mayfield's own eyes. But as she attempts to get to the truth of the matter, she stumbles on something far more sinister. Walwyk seems to be in the grip of a centuries-old evil, and anybody who questions events in the village does not last long.

Death stalks more than one victim, and Miss Mayfield begins to realise that if she's not careful, she will be the next to die...

Reviews

Flesh-creeping

Daily Telegraph

Intensely suspenseful, powerfully underplayed, subtly authoritative

New York Times

Quite, quite different... eerie, horrific, brilliant

Guardian

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  • Paperback

    9780099553847

    May 1, 2011

    Hammer

    352 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781446457399

    May 2, 2011

    Cornerstone Digital

    352 pages

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