Lauren Owen is the author of THE QUICK and SMALL ANGELS. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, where she was awarded the Curtis Brown Prize, and wrote a PhD thesis entitled 'Dracula's Inky Shadows' on the Gothic tradition in fiction.
Beautiful and frightening, SMALL ANGELS is both ghost story and love ballad to the art of story-telling. Lauren Owen has written a true page-turner. This book will haunt and bewitch you -- A J Gnuse, author of THE GIRL IN THE WALLS A suspenseful, gloriously atmospheric first novel, and a feast of gothic storytelling that is impossible to resist * Kate Atkinson (on THE QUICK) * A sly and glittering addition to the literature of the macabre... As soon as you have breathed with relief, much worse horrors begin * Hilary Mantel (on THE QUICK) * Macabre, readable and atmospheric * Sunday Times *