Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat

All Nell’s life, Olive Owen has lived next door but one. And all her life, Nell has hated her. Even at school Olive had sparkled indecently, turning heads. Nell has a son, her pleasure and her shame, though now she lives alone. Nell is sharp in all the places Olive is round.

When Wolfe moves into the house in between them, their quiet street is transformed. A lonely, spirited eight-year-old boy, he knocks on their doors at Halloween and invites them to his bonfire party. As the fireworks flare, he finds himself in the middle of an ancient conflict, grudges bared and burning with a fury he could never have imagined.

‘A perfect, black little tale’ Observer

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 14th August 2013

Price: £4.99

ISBN-13: 9781471912962

Reviews

A perfect, black little tale
OBSERVER
Glaister has the uncomfortable knack of putting her finger on things we most fear, of exposing the darkness within
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
A gothic tale of horror and neglect . . . Glaister is very good at creating an atmosphere of rank gloom, and her alternating structure gives her rich opportunities for dramatic tension, which she exploits brilliantly
GUARDIAN on LITTLE EGYPT
Before Gillian Flynn, there was Lesley Glaister . . . LITTLE EGYPT perfectly demonstrates why Glaister is the suspense writers' suspense writer. With LITTLE EGYPT, she is back on HONOUR THEY FATHER form. I still have that slow, sick, ache in the pit of my stomach to prove it
Sam Baker, HARPER'S BAZAAR on LITTLE EGYPT