- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books (6 Oct. 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1848669909
- ISBN-13: 978-1848669901
- Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 3.3 x 22.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 58 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 171,542 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Hidden People Hardcover – 6 Oct 2016
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Littlewood does a great job writing in a quasi-Victorian manner throughout and the twist is brilliant (Daily Mail)
Suitably strange with a twist (Kirkus Reviews)
This is an intriguing and unsettling scenario. Littlewood's descriptions are picturesque and her prose convincingly dated and beautifully lyrical (Sunday Express)
Hypnotic and intelligent with buckets of atmosphere . . . Littlewood expertly weaves themes of misogyny and mythology into a psychological page-turner that feels both familiar and fresh (SFX)
This magical murder-mystery blends the supernatural with the psychological ... surprising, moving and rewarding (Daily Express)
A skilful blend of the supernatural and the psychological . . . If you enjoyed Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke and the Woman in Black by Susan Hill, this is one for you (Mature Times)
A sense of tension makes The Hidden People deeply uneasy reading, and it's to Littlewood's credit that she sustains this uncertainty so cleverly, without landing on one explanation or the other till the whole of her tremendous tale is told . . . As mesmerising as it is magical, and as quickening as it is at times sickening, The Hidden People is, at the last, an excellent successor to Littlewood's darkly-sparkling debut (Tor.com)
The novel has a strange and dreamlike quality to it, almost as if a fog is hanging over the town, and when combined with the bizarre townsfolk and the disturbing mystery at its center, it makes for a book that disturbs the reader as new dimensions unfold piece by piece (Barnes and Noble)
Littlewood weaves a plot that's as complex as any contemporary thriller, made more labyrinthine by the supernatural elements; a tense atmosphere permeates the novel, growing in strength to become more disturbing with each passing chapter . . . Anyone expecting a gore-fest or a fairy apocalypse will be disappointed, but for those wanting to observe how subtle psychological horror can be, how the deepest fears can be contained in the smallest of actions, and that the gothic novel is still incredibly powerful even in these modern times, this is the book for them. (Starburst Magazine)
A dark Victorian gothic murder-mystery novel with a chillingly authentic feel (Choice Magazine)
The bestselling author of Richard & Judy Book Club hit The Cold Season returns with a chilling Victorian mystery - where superstition and myth bleed into real life with tragic consequences . . .See all Product description
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I felt little for its narrator, who was such a orig though clearly well realised as a man of his time and class. His relationship with his wife was so painful at times. Her behaviour also was difficult to relate to though we were seeing her through his eyes.
In all i felt it an engaging novel though it's ending did feel a bit rushed.
Recommend this wholeheartedly to fans of dark, contemporary and/or literary fiction.
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