Easter 1955. As Britain waits for a hanging, Dieter Sugar finds a boy in the red gardens of Sugar Hall: a boy who wears a silver collar.
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'Sugar Hall is not just a brilliantly effective ghost story. It also pries open a window on to a vanished decade, exploring the long consequences of old sins and the suffering of the exile, the refugee and the powerless. Chillingly empathetic, it s a book that cries out to be read again - and again.'
- Andrew Taylor, author of The American Boy and The Scent of Death
'A shiveringly good read, Sugar Hall reminds me of the days when I used to read under the bedcovers with a torch, because I simply had to find out what happened next.
- Aminatta Forna, author of The Hired Man
'Tiffany Murray isn t quite like anyone else writing today. She's a mad geneticist of a writer, specialising in taking narrative elements we think we know and splicing them with the unexpected, giving us Emily Bronte the rock chick (Diamond Star Halo) or Stella Gibbons with a louchely 70s drug habit (Happy Accidents). Sugar Hall lingers in the mind like a half-remembered nightmare and confirms Murray's as an intensely British talent.'
- Patrick Gale, author of Notes from an Exhibition and A Perfectly Good Man
As darkly tantalising as any enchanted forest, a novel that sees a writer with the lightest of touches take on the deepest of our fears spellbinding.
- Tim Butcher, author of The Trigger
Sugar Hall is a dark tale brightly told, beautifully written and thoroughly unsettling.'
- Emylia Hall, author of The Book of Summers and A Heart Bent Out of Shape
'Tender, troubling and telling, Sugar Hall is a box of delights. With prose delicate as moth scales, Tiffany Murray has written her best book to date, a simply delicious and creepy read,'
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