Description Winner of the 2015 Costa First Novel Award (awarded in 2016). Two brothers. One mute, the other his life long protector. Year after year, their family visits the same sacred shrine on a desolate strip of coastline known as the Loney, in desparate hope of a cure. In the long hours of waiting, the boys are left alone. They cannot resist the causeway revealed with every turn of the treacherous tide, the old house they glimpse at its end... Many years on, Hanny is a grown man no longer in need of his brother's care. But then the child's body is found. And the Loney always gives up its secrets, in the end.
The Loney - Staff Choice by Renate I guess Iíve been in a horror mood this year (odd and worrying, since I was also pregnant), but in any case: The Loney is a well-written horror novel that reminds me of good old Shirley Jackson, covering themes such as religion and communities and witchcraft. Includes a scary ending.