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All the Dead Lie Down

Kyrie McCauley



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30 August 2023
BLY MANOR meets MEXICAN GOTHIC in this haunting romance about a dark family lineage, the ghosts of grief, and the lines we’ll cross for love.

The Sleeping House was very much awake …

Days after a tragedy leaves Marin Blythe alone in the world, she receives a surprising invitation from Alice Lovelace, an acclaimed horror writer and childhood friend of Marin’s mother. Alice offers her a nanny position at Lovelace House, the family’s coastal Maine estate.

Marin accepts and soon finds herself minding Alice’s pecular girls. Thea buries her dolls one by one, hosting a series of funerals, while Wren does everything in her power to drive Marin away. Then Alice’s eldest daughter returns home unexpectedly. Evie Hallowell is every bit as strange as her younger sisters, and yet Marin is quickly drawn in by Evie’s compelling behaviour and ethereal grace.

But as Marin settles in, she can’t escape the anxiety that shadows her. Dead birds appear in Marin’s room. The children’s pranks escalate. Something dangerous lurks in the woods.

All is not well at Lovelace House, and Marin must unravel its secrets before they consume her.
Imprint:   Magpie
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   450g
ISBN:   9780008612269
ISBN 10:   0008612269
Pages:   368
Publication Date:  
Audience:   Young adult ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kyrie McCauley has always been a storyteller. She has also been a waitress, nanny, singer in a band, ACLU intern, rally organiser, Truman Scholar, and most recently, a mother and a writer. She holds a Master of Science in Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives near Philadelphia with her husband, children, and several cats.

Reviews for All the Dead Lie Down

Praise for If These Wings Could Fly 'Lyrical, authentic, intimate first-person narration ... strong writing that features some dreamily lovely turns of phrase... a powerful, thoughtful, and ultimately hopeful debut.' Kirkus Reviews 'Poignant and powerful, this novel uses magical realism to examine choice in a difficult world. There are titles for teens that address the realities of dating violence, but it's more difficult to find stories of family violence; in her debut, McCauley traverses the tender ground with grace.' Booklist 'McCauley makes a moving debut with this hard-hitting novel set in a small, tightly knit town.' Publishers Weekly 'A hauntingly intense tale thrumming with hope! A stunning, powerful debut.' Tiffany D. Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of Grown and White Smoke 'Heartbreaking, important, and layered with so much hope, this book breathes magic into every chapter.' Akemi Dawn Bowman, Morris Award Finalist, and the author of Starfish 'A beautiful, powerful, and emotional story that tugs at your heartstrings as it empathetically and honestly steers you through the pain of domestic violence.' Farrah Penn, author of Twelve Steps to Normal 'If These Wings Could Fly is a tense and emotional story that will in turns break your heart, make you swoon, and leave you feeling hopeful.' Elizabeth Fulberg, author of Past Perfect Life 'A careful, sharp exploration of rage, love, and what it means to balance on the knife edge between them.' Rebecca Barrow, author of This Is What It Feels Like 'A deep dive to illustrate the quiet strength of those in the darkest situations, If These Wings Could Fly is atmospheric, brilliantly drawn, and ultimately hopeful.' Mindy McGinnis, author of The Female of the Species Heroine

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