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THE SLAUGHTER MAN by Cassandra Parkin

When her identical twin Laurel dies, seventeen-year-old Willow’s life falls apart. With her parents’ marriage faltering, she finds escape at her uncle Joe’s cottage. But even as they begin to know each other, Willow is plagued with memories of her sister. Then, Lucas arrives in her life – troubled, angry and with a dangerous past. 

Joe’s cottage is idyllic, but the forest is filled with secrets. What is Joe hiding from her? What events have brought Lucas to her door? And who is the Slaughter Man who steals through Willow’s sleep?

As the lines between dreams and reality become blurred, Willow’s torment deepens. It seems as if her only escape lies with the Slaughter Man.

'A dark, eloquently creepy tale. Parkin's prose quivers with visceral terror' Carol Lovekin

Praise for Cassandra:

Shortlisted for an Amazon Rising Star Award

'A thoughtful novel. Parkin creates authentic, interesting characters' Carys Bray

'Fresh and original, written vividly and with lair. I was completely engrossed!' Katherine Webb


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ISBN (Paperback): 9781789550573
ISBN (Ebook): 9781789550580
Published: 16th September 2019
Price: £8.99 (Paperback) £4.99 (Ebook)
Extent: 304 pages
Format: 198x129mm
Rights Held: World
Translation rights: Yes

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Cassandra Parkin grew up in Hull, and now lives in East Yorkshire. Her short story collection, New World Fairy Tales (Salt Publishing, 2011), won the 2011 Scott Prize for Short Stories.

cassandraparkin.wordpress. com

Twitter: @cassandrajaneuk

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