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Those Who Return

Kassandra Montag



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12 April 2022
A searing psychological thriller of guilt and redemption, set in the Great Plains of Nebraska. Perfect for fans of Sharp Objects, The Dry and Top of the Lake

Amid the desolate wilderness of the Great Plains of Nebraska, a region so isolated you could drive for hours without seeing another human being, sits Hatchery House. Having served as a church, an asylum and an orphanage, Hatchery is now a treatment facility for orphaned or abandoned children with psychiatric disorders. Haunted by patients past and present, only the most vulnerable find a home within its walls.

Dr. Lorelei 'Lore' Webber, a former FBI psychiatrist, has almost grown used to the unorthodox methods used at Hatchery House. But when one of her patients is murdered, Lore finds herself dragged into the centre of an investigation that unearths startling truths, shocking discoveries, and untold cruelty. And as the investigation unravels, Lore is forced to confront the past she's spent her whole life running from - a secret that threatens to undo her entirely.

Darkly riveting and explosive, and with an unforgettable cast of deeply human characters, Those Who Return is a searing psychological thriller of guilt and redemption, set against a landscape as awe-inspiring as it is unforgiving.

'Sensational and deeply addictive, Those Who Return is a true page-turner with an atmosphere that reminded me of True Detective and The Dry' NYT and International Bestselling Author, Karin Slaughter
Imprint:   Headline
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   440g
ISBN:   9781529416824
ISBN 10:   1529416825
Pages:   368
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kassandra Montag is an award-winning poet, novelist and essayist. Her work has appeared in magazines and anthologies such as Midwestern Gothic, Nebraska Poetry, Prairie Schooner, and Mystery Weekly Magazine. Her debut novel, After the Flood, has been published in fourteen languages and has been optioned for television. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband and two sons.

Reviews for Those Who Return

Sensational and deeply addictive, Those Who Return is a true page-turner with an atmosphere that reminded me of True Detective and The Dry * Karin Slaughter * A twisty-turny plot, taut prose, engrossing characters, and a spooky rural Midwest setting that gradually overwhelms your senses like a narcotic. This is a pitch-perfect psychological thriller of the absolute highest calibre. Hatchery House will get under your skin and needle you long after the last page * Peter Papathanasiou, author of The Stoning * Fresh and atmospheric, a mystery as haunting as its lonesome Great Plains backdrop * Anna Bailey, author of Tall Bones * What an extraordinary book; the prose so muscular and assured. Psychologically astute with a setting that pulses as much as its protagonist, this is a novel that is both poetic and haunting * Victoria Selman, author of TRULY, DARKLY, DEEPLY * Such an intense and captivating mystery. I loved it! * James Delargy, author of 55 * A darkly atmospheric and beautifully written psychological thriller * Irish Independent * The Great Plains make a great setting for a disturbing tale of physical isolation and mental desolation * Sunday Times Crime Club *

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