Synopses & Reviews
The terrors of this novel feel timeless, almost biblical: There are abominations here, and miracles. New York Times
"Terrifying . . .contains dark, unexpected depths, which . . .reveal themselves long after hisevocative prose has led you far from shore." EntertainmentWeekly
"Fans of Shirley Jackson are sure to savor . . .Masterful." Washington Post
When Smith was a boy, he and his family went on a pilgrimage with their local parish to the Loney, a bleak stretch of the English coastline. Tucked into the shore is an ancient shrine, where his mother determined they would find healing for Hanny, Smith s disabled brother. But the Loney is not a place used to visitors, and the locals weren t pleased to welcome them. And when the two brothers became entangled with a glamorous couple staying nearby, they became involved in even more troubling rites. Smith has long carried the burden of what happened in the Loney, but when he hears that the body of a young child has been found during a storm there, he s forced to reckon with his most troubling secrets, no matter the cost. Called an amazing piece of fiction by Stephen King, The Loney marks the arrival of a remarkable new talent."
Winner of the Costa First Novel Award
A Best Book of the Year, London Times and Daily Mail - An Exceptional Novel, Sunday Times
Best Book of the Year, British Book Industry Awards - A Best Summer Book, Publishers Weekly
"The terrors of this novel feel timeless . . . There are abominations here, and miracles."--New York Times Book Review
"An amazing piece of fiction."--Stephen King
"Completely terrifying."--Paula Hawkins - "Vibrantly written." --Entertainment Weekly
"Stunning" --Jeff VanderMeer
When Smith was a boy, he and his family went on an Easter pilgrimage with their local parish to the Loney, a bleak stretch of the English coastline, to visit an ancient shrine, in search of healing for Smith's disabled brother. But the locals were none too pleased to welcome them, and the two brothers soon became entangled in a troubling morass of dangerous rituals. For years after, Smith carries the burden of what happened that spring. And when he hears that the body of a young child has been found during a storm at the Loney, he's forced to reckon with his darkest secrets, no matter the cost. "The masterpiece by which Hurley will enter the Guild of the Gothic" (Guardian), The Loney marks the arrival of a remarkable new talent.
"Fans of Shirley Jackson are sure to savor . . . Tight, suspenseful writing makes this masterful novel unsettling in the most compelling way."--Washington Post