A haunted landscape. Rituals of the past. A teenage girl in danger.
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION
SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE
‘Ghost Wall grabs you by the guts and never lets go. Dazzling’
Elizabeth Day, author of The Party and How To Fail
‘I love this book. Put your life on hold while you finish it’
Maggie O’Farrell, author of Hamnet
‘This book ratcheted the breath out of me so skilfully, that as soon as I’d finished, the only thing I wanted was to read it again’
Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist
Seventeen-year-old Silvie is on a camp in rural Northumberland with her father and a group of scholars, led by an archaeologist with an interest in Iron Age sacrifice. As Silvie glimpses new freedoms with the students, her relationship with her father deteriorates, until the haunting rites of the past begin to bleed into the present. A taut, suspenseful story of ancestry, traces and deep-buried violence that was a Book of the Year in the Sunday Times, Guardian and Observer.
‘An instant classic’
Emma Donoghue, author of Room
‘I loved it’
Bernadine Evaristo, author of Girl, Woman, Other