Small Angels

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What to expect

SMALL ANGELS updates the classic ghost story for the 21st century: a wedding in a Suffolk village sees the woods begin to stir with an unsettling magic, and forces a troubled family’s secrets out into the open.

When Chloe turns the key to Small Angels, the church nestled at the edge of Mockbeggar Woods where she is to be married, she is braced for cobwebs and dust.What she doesn’t expect are the villagers’ concerned faces, her fiancé’s remoteness, or the nagging voice in her head that whispers to her of fears she didn’t even know she had.

Something in the woods is beginning to stir, to creep closer to the sleeping houses. Something that should have been banished long ago.

Whatever it is, it’s getting stronger, and pretending it’s not there won’t keep the wedding, or the village – or Chloe ­- safe.

‘A twisting gothic tale of darkness, intrigue, heartbreak and revenge… gorgeously atmospheric and gripping!’ Jennifer Saint, author of ARIADNE

(P) 2022 Penguin Audio

Critics Review

  • A twisting gothic tale of darkness, intrigue, heartbreak and revenge… gorgeously atmospheric and gripping!

    Jennifer Saint, author of ARIADNE
  • Beautiful and frightening, SMALL ANGELS is both ghost story and love ballad to the art of story-telling. Lauren Owen has written a true page-turner. This book will haunt and bewitch you

    A J Gnuse, author of THE GIRL IN THE WALLS
  • Small Angels is beautiful in every way – atmospheric, eerie, elegantly written. An intricately woven tale of characters haunted by love and pain, revenge and courage. It is a stunning book, perfect for lovers of folklore and gothic fiction

    Elizabeth Lee, author of CUNNING WOMEN
  • A suspenseful, gloriously atmospheric first novel, and a feast of gothic storytelling that is impossible to resist

    Kate Atkinson (on THE QUICK)
  • A sly and glittering addition to the literature of the macabre… As soon as you have breathed with relief, much worse horrors begin

    Hilary Mantel (on THE QUICK)
  • Macabre, readable and atmospheric

    Sunday Times

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