THE STOLEN CHILD lands in the UK to raves
Weidenfeld & Nicolson are publishing THE STOLEN CHILD by Lisa Carey today in the UK. Here's what UK magazines are saying:
“Fans of Gothic intrigue have a treat in store. The Stolen Child by Lisa Carey has all the right ingredients for a good yarn: a windswept island, a jealous twin and a woman in search of a miracle.” -Good Housekeeping
“It's a brave author who names their book after a Yeats poem. But Carey's understated tale of complex women living complex lives is steeped in the strange, chilly tone of the 19th century verse.” -SFX Magazine
“Carey paints an ethereally vivid picture of a legend drenched in fear, betrayal, love, and desire—proof of her lyrical genius. Carey’s bewitching novel--which is as beautiful as it is savage and as dark and mystical as it is surprising--[I'd] read again in a heartbeat.” — Stylist Magazine
St Brigid's is a remote island off the west coast of Ireland. It is a barren place and its small community is dwindling. But according to rumour it is a magical place, home to a healing well.
Two sisters, Rose and Emer, have resisted the call of the mainland. Rose is beautiful, blessed with love and many children. Emer is unlovely and, worse still, she is cursed by the strange currents that run through her fingers.
When a dazzling stranger alights on St Brigid's, she is shunned. She has come in search of a miracle, and the islanders keep their secrets close. But gradually she insinuates her way into the sisters' lives, and even Emer opens her heart.
Little do they realise that her quest will endanger the lives of all who remain on the island. Passion will endanger everything they hold dear.