Rawblood

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In 1910, eleven-year-old Iris Villarca lives with her father at Rawblood, a lonely house on Dartmoor. Iris and her father are the last of their name. The Villarcas always die young, bloodily. Iris believes it’s because of a congenital disease which means she must isolate herself from the world. But one sunlit autumn day, beside her mother’s grave, she forces the truth from her father: the disease is biologically impossible. A lie, to cover a darker secret. The Villarcas are haunted, through the generations, by her. She is white, skeletal and covered with scars. When a Villarca marries, when they love, when they have a child – she comes and death follows. When Iris is fifteen, she breaks her promise to remain alone all her life, and the consequences are immediate and horrific.

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Winner of BEST HORROR NOVEL (August Derleth Award) at British Fantasy Awards 2016

She comes in the night. She looks into your eyes. One by one, she has taken us all.

For generations they have died young, and now fifteen-year-old Iris and her father are the last of the Villarca line. Confined to their lonely mansion on Dartmoor, they suffer their disease in isolation. But Iris breaks her promise to hide from the world and dares to fall in love.

It is only then that they understand the true horror of the Villarca curse, the curse of the bone-white woman who visits in the night, leaving death in her wake.

‘With a ghostly face at the window, inexplicable events and a sense of menace hanging over every page, this is one chilling gothic novel’ Daily Mail

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Weight 0.26 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 13 × 3 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

370

Language

English

Edition

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Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K