Looking Glass Sound


"One of the finest literary craftsmen currently working is writing horror—Catriona Ward. Looking Glass Sound is a masterclass in atmosphere." —Olivie Blake, New York Times bestselling author of The Atlas Six

From Catriona Ward, author of The Last House on Needless Street, comes another mind-bending and cleverly crafted tale about a group of friends struggling to come to terms with the horrors of their past.

In a lonely cottage overlooking the windswept Maine coast, Wilder Harlow begins the last book he will ever write. It is the story of a sun-drenched summer of his youth, and of the killer that stalked the small New England town. And of the terrible tragedy that forever bonded him with his friends Nat and Harper in unknowable ways.

Decades later, Wilder returns to the town in an attempt to recount that summer's events in his memoirs. But as he writes, Wilder begins to fear his grip on the truth is fading ... and that the book may be writing itself.

Looking Glass Sound is a book about the stories that shape us, and how easily they can escape us, in the vein of Stephen King's Stand By Me.