Trafalgar Square, Great Britain/British Isles, United Kingdom
Quercus Publishing Plc
1st Sep 2011
w 132mm h 198mm d 37mm
Jack finished university three years ago, but he's still stuck in a dead-end job in a sinister call-centre in Manchester. When the beautiful (and rich) Jennifer comes into his life he thinks he has finally found his ticket out of there. Trouble is that his boss is interested in Jennifer as well, and there's something strangely bestial about him...So when Jennifer buys Fell House, a mysterious old mansion out in remote Cumbria, a house party on a legendary scale seems like the perfect escape. But as the party spins out of control on a seemingly neverending night, they must face up to the terrifying possibility that not all their guests may be human - and some of them want to feed. An astonishing and innovative blend of horror, folktale and disturbing realism, The Leaping is the first instalment in what is shaping up to be a genre-defining series.
'Strong, convincing characters and great atmosphere. Bleak and compelling, this unusual mixture of grubby social realism with folklore and superstition stands out from the crowd' The Times. 'a refreshing take on a werewolf novel and it gives a masterful snapshot of the banality of many a graduate's life' Fantasy Fiction. 'an exceptional debut novel ... Definitely a writer to look out for' SocyBerty.