The Times - Crime fiction: Kossuth Square; The Last Night Out; The Furies; Old Black Magic; The Scent of Death reviews

“Katie Lowe’s impressive debut, The Furies, is a particularly well-written account of an awkward 16-year-old with a sad past seeking to find friends in her new private school. Another girl at the school has disappeared and is later found dead, with no clues as to why. The school was once the scene of witch trials in the 17th century, a fact that continues to affect susceptible young girls with thoughts of witchcraft and other strange beliefs. Lowe turns a relatively ordinary narrative about the stress of young girls into an atmospheric, disturbing, even scary tale that touches on other-worldliness.”

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