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The enthralling new novel from the 10-million-copy, No. 1 bestselling author.

London, 1960

The lives of teenage twins Maisy and Duncan change forever the night their sick mother is taken to an asylum. Sent to live in the New Forest with their cold-hearted grandmother, Mrs Mitcham, they feel unloved and abandoned.

And when one day Duncan doesn't come home from exploring in the forest, no one - least of all grandmother - appears to care about his disappearance. The police, who've found the bodies of other missing boys, offer little hope of finding Duncan alive.

Yet Maisy refuses to give up. Though she doesn't know the woods well, she knows someone who does. The strange old woman who lives at their heart.

Dare Maisy enlist the help of the woman in the woods?

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781405921084

    June 18, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    RRP $26.00

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  • Hardback

    9781405921053

    July 15, 2017

    Michael Joseph

    400 pages

    RRP $55.00

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781405921060

    July 3, 2017

    Michael Joseph

    400 pages

    RRP $38.00

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  • EBook

    9781405921077

    June 29, 2017

    Penguin eBooks

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Extract

West London, 1960

Maisy was woken by a piercing scream. Startled, she sat up in bed, assuming the sound was coming from the street. But then she heard the cry for a second time and realized it was coming from inside the house. It was her mother.

She rushed to her bedroom door and out on to the landing, then paused when she heard her father’s voice travelling up from the floor below.

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