The Fire Child

IT TOOK ONLY SIX WORDS TO SHATTER HER DREAMS…

The gripping psychological thriller from the bestselling author of The Ice Twins

When Rachel marries handsome David and moves to a beautiful house in Cornwall, she gains wealth, love, and an affectionate stepson, Jamie.

But then Jamie’s behaviour changes, and her perfect life begins to unravel. He makes disturbing predictions, claiming to be haunted by the spectre of his late mother. As September slips away and December looms, Rachel grows increasingly suspicious of her husband – and begins to suspect there might be truth in Jamie’s words:

‘YOU WILL BE DEAD BY CHRISTMAS’

PUBLISHER: Grand Central

FIRST PUBLISHED: 16/06/2016

  • ‘Packed full of plot twists and turns, this book had me gripped from the start. I slept with the light on for several nights afterwards’

    The Sun, Book of the Week

  • ‘A brilliant and compulsive thriller’

    Heat

  • ‘You will race through the final pages, desperate to find out the truth. Thought-provoking, genuinely scary, and compulsive – fantastic stuff’

    Sunday Mirror

  • ‘Brilliantly eerie’

    Good Housekeeping

"We're all astronauts, really, aren't we; interstellar astronauts, travelling so far into the blackness we can never return."

Articles and research for The Fire Child

St Agnes to St Mawes: the Epic Minescapes of West Cornwall

07/12

The cowslips are out by Jericho Cottage, the forget-me-nots glow in the hedgerows of Trewartha. It’s a perfect late Spring day, and as I amble down the exquisite, tumbling-stream valley of Trevellas C…

Plotting Is All

07/12

Whenever I’m struggling with some writing, I like to read how great writers really struggled with writing. And one of my favourite examples is P G Wodehouse. Because, if you read Wodehouse’s immortal…

My Grandmother: the Bal Maiden

07/12

Picture Cornwall, and what do you see? If you’re one of the millions of visitors the Duchy welcomes every year, you probably imagine clotted cream teas and winsome fishing villages, lush river valleys…

Locations mentioned in The Fire Child

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