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Hope Island by Tim Major
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Mar 31, 2020 | ISBN 9781789092080

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Hope Island is a masterfully tense tale, building a looming sense of dread and growing uncertainty. Disturbing and original, surprising and shocking, it’s an excellent novel from a unique voice in the genre.” 
Tim Lebbon, author of Eden and The Silence

Hope Island is a deliciously creepy mystery. Tim Major knows how to wield the weird and the effect is an original novel that’s unsettling and compelling at every turn. The silent children who stalk the island are a disturbing threat outside, and the threat within the family offers a richly-realised emotional disquiet. Prepare to be unnerved.”
D. K. Fields, author of Widow’s Welcome and The Stitcher and the Mute

“Tense and compelling, the taut and tangled mysteries of eerie Hope Island conspire to create a roiling fever dream of a novel in which nothing is certain, and in which even one’s own senses cannot truly be trusted. Beneath an authentic and empathetic portrait of a family falling apart lies a deeply intuitive, atmospheric enquiry into those truths which underpin all human relationships: the way we speak and listen, the things we say and the things we hide. Hope Island is a strange and brilliantly original novel which cements Tim Major’s rightful reputation as a top class writer of fantastical fiction.”
Laura Mauro, author of Sing Your Sadness Deep

“Artfully written and brilliantly controlled from the first page, Hope Island explores unsettling territory through well-drawn characters, landscape and a powerful use of sound. But it’s the central mother-daughter relationship that gives the book real heart – there’s honesty, pain and beauty in here.”
M. T. Hill, author of Zero Bomb and The Breach

“I tore through Hope Island, unnerved by its escalating tension and its keen sense of isolation — I genuinely didn’t know what to expect whenever I turned the page.”
Award-winning author, G. V. Anderson

“The only novel I have read that made my ears tingle.”
The Times

A spine tingling tale of screams and susurration.
New Scientist

“Major has a special skill of weaving his characters’ inner turmoils into the perils they face in the plot.”
Morning Star

Hope Island  is a gritty and compelling page-turner … a powerful and generally well-considered work”

“Refreshingly out of the ordinary.”
Sunday Sport

“I was gripped from page one to the very final sentence. In truth, I could have written this review using one word only – brilliant – and it would be enough. Hope Island is a claustrophobic, paranoid and exhilarating read.”
Sublime Horror

“A powerful, potent and claustrophobic novel that picks away at the paternal notion of the nurturitive nature of parenthood. Evocative, dreamlike and highly original.”
Gingernuts of Horror

Hope Island is written in well-controlled prose with a wealth of impactful vocabulary, a sometimes dreamy atmosphere, and sensory description aplenty.”
British Fantasy Society

“Well worth a closer look”
Black Gate

“Hope Island is a multi-layered, extremely engaging and entertaining, thought-provoking novel with a gripping plot and interesting themes. It makes great use of classic horror tropes and takes them somewhere new and original. I loved it.”

“Hope Island is a wonderful slow burn story that will catch you out when you least expect.”
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“Tim Major is an exceptional writer”
Adam Roberts

“Clever, intriguing and suspenseful … a must-read book from a terrific new voice”
Alison Littlewood on You Don’t Belong Here

“A beautifully-written, cleverly unsettling puzzle-box of a novel” 
Adam Roberts on You Don’t Belong Here

You Don’t Belong Here is a novel that dares to do something different”
Ginger Nuts of Horror

You Don’t Belong Here is that perfect blend of cautionary tale, psychological horror and introspective character study.”
The Eloquent Page

“It has freshness and it’s fluently written entertainment.”
Rising Shadow

“Strongly recommended for fans of original and uniquely weird fiction.”
Ginger Nuts of Horror on Blighters

“Once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down until I reached the end” Lynda Rucker on Carus and Mitch

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