Pub Date 2 Oct 2018
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Claire Legrand pulls no punches in this frightening yet lyrically written standalone where three girls from different backgrounds discover unique powers that will help them defeat an insidious monster that preys upon young women.
Girls have been disappearing for decades on the island of Sawkill Rock. Kids whisper the legend of an insidious being at parties and around campfires, but no one knows the truth about what lurks in a circle of rocks deep in the woods…
Except for Marion, Zoey and Val—three no-so-ordinary girls who are summoned to fight a ravenous evil that only they can purge.
Marion: The newbie. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she’s sure she’ll never find.
Zoey: The pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she’s broken—or maybe everyone else is.
Val: The queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives; a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies.
Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze in rolling pastures and cold waves crash against black cliffs.
A chilling novel propelling three girls into the fight of their life.
“Reader, hang on for dear life. Sawkill Girls is a wild, gorgeous, and rich coming-of-age story about complicity, female camaraderie, and power.” —Sarah Gailey, author of River of Teeth
“An eerie, atmospheric assertion of female strength.” —Mindy McGinnis, author of The Female of the Species