‘A stunning reinvention of the ghost story and an exploration of a 19th-century Essex witch hunt.’ The Guardian
‘A goose-pimply old-fashioned ghost story.’ Christopher Fowler, author of the Bryant and May series
‘A must-read for historical fiction fans. Its vivid descriptions will leave even the toughest of souls with goose pimples.’ Closer
Syd Moore is the author of The Drowning Pool, a novel inspired by the legend of a 19th Century Essex woman – the Sea Witch Sarah Moore. She is also co-creator of Super Strumps, the game that reclaims female stereotypes through the medium of Top Trumps, and was founding editor of Level 4, an arts and culture magazine based in South Essex. She has worked extensively in publishing and the book trade and presented Channel 4’s late night book programme, Pulp.
Not the usual kind of book that I would read, but very enjoyable especially as it is centred around my home town, Leigh on Sea in Essex - it did get me thinking ......Published 1 month ago by cherry
picked this book after a quick look through and surprise it was goodPublished 2 months ago by christine dodds
Fantastic! Humourous, historical novel, full of suspense and intrigue right to the end. Brilliantly written. More please!Published 4 months ago by Daisy Mary
Wow! Brilliant book, awesome author. Highly recommend.Published 5 months ago by Bookworm Paper or Kindle
A single mother starts seeing an apparition of a woman in her house asking for help. Who is she? What does she want?
Terrible. Read more
I saw Syd Moore speaking at a writers' convention, and she was so engaging and obviously in love with her subject that I decided to buy this book. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Sparklepony
Sometimes after reading a book I feel like I've lost time in my life that I will never get back. With this book it certainly wasn't the case. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Greg
Excellent ghost story, with a bit of history thrown in! Syd Moore at his best. Really enjoyable book. Read morePublished 14 months ago by shirlthegirl