• Il y a plus d'un siècle, dans les Endlands, le Diable s'est réveillé. Il a causé des ravages dans la vallée, décimant hommes et troupeaux. Alors, de génération en génération, les fermiers de ce coin perdu du nord de l'Angleterre lui tendent chaque année un piège, le jour de la transhumance, en l'attirant avec des vins et des chansons. Ce rituel est devenu une fête adorée des enfants. De retour au pays alors qu'il va lui-même devenir père, John Pentecost retrouve l'atmosphère empreinte de mystères et de superstitions de sa jeunesse.
    Mais alors que le Jour du Diable approche, les incidents s'enchaînent et les vieilles rancoeurs et légendes du passé s'exacerbent. Et si le Diable était de retour dans la vallée ?

  • Dans les années 1970, en Angleterre, les Smith effectuent leur pèlerinage annuel avec leur paroisse. La famille prie pour la guérison de l'aîné des deux garçons, Andrew, déficient mental. Quand les pèlerins arrivent dans une vieille bâtisse sinistre, les villageois ne cachent pas leur hostilité et semblent se livrer à d'obscures activités nocturnes. Peu après, Andrew paraît guéri. Premier roman.

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  • THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER. WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD. THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016. A brilliantly unsettling and atmospheric debut full of unnerving horror - ' The Loney is not just good, it's great. It's an amazing piece of fiction' Stephen King Two brothers. One mute, the other his lifelong protector. Year after year, their family visits the same sacred shrine on a desolate strip of coastline known as the Loney, in desperate hope of a cure. In the long hours of waiting, the boys are left alone. And they cannot resist the causeway revealed with every turn of the treacherous tide, the old house they glimpse at its end . . . Many years on, Hanny is a grown man no longer in need of his brother's care. But then the child's body is found. And the Loney always gives up its secrets, in the end. 'This is a novel of the unsaid, the implied, the barely grasped or understood, crammed with dark holes and blurry spaces that your imagination feels compelled to fill' Observer 'A masterful excursion into terror' The Sunday Times

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  • The second novel from the Costa winning and bestselling author of The Loney 'The new master of menace' Sunday Times In the wink of an eye, as quick as a flea, The Devil he jumped from me to thee. And only when the Devil had gone, Did I know that he and I'd been one . . . Every autumn, John Pentecost returns to the farm where he grew up to help gather the sheep down from the moors for the winter. Very little changes in the Endlands, but this year, his grandfather - the Gaffer - has died and John's new wife, Katherine, is accompanying him for the first time. Each year, the Gaffer would redraw the boundary lines of the village, with pen and paper, but also through the remembrance of tales and timeless communal rituals, which keep the sheep safe from the Devil. But as the farmers of the Endlands bury the Gaffer, and prepare to gather the sheep, they begin to wonder whether they've let the Devil in after all . . .

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