Disturbance: A lyrical, witchy and atmospheric debut

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'Wonderfully witchy and emotionally astute' Chloë Ashby
'Unsettling and atmospheric' Harriet Tyce
'Bloody brilliant' Clare Pollard

Propulsive and wry, this razor-sharp debut is perfect for fans of Boy Parts and My Year of Rest and Relaxation explores all the ways that relationships and trauma can haunt our lives.

As the sun sets on a feverishly hot July evening, a young woman spies on her teenage neighbour, transfixed by what looks like an occult ritual to banish an ex-boyfriend. Desperate to expel the claustrophobic memories of her own ex that have followed, the narrator decides to try to hex herself free from her past.

She falls in with the neighbour and her witchy friend, exploring nascent supernatural powers as the boundaries of reality shift in and out of focus. But when the creaks and hums of her apartment escalate into something more violent, she realizes that she may have brought her boyfriend's presence - whether psychological or paranormal - back to haunt her.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'well worth the wait - engaging and well-written'

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'so vividly depicted that you'll feel you've met [the characters] and shared their angst . . . loved it'

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Brilliant'

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Orion Publishing Co
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