The Other Half of Me
By Morgan Mccarthy
Beautifully written, evocative, suspensful, and shot through with a delicious thread of menace, THE OTHER HALF OF ME is an incredibly exciting debut
Jonathan and Theo's childhood is one in which money is abundant but nurture is scarce. With a father who died when they were very young and a mother who starts drinking at lunchtime, the brother and sister are largely left to roam around their sprawling estate in rural Wales, looking after only themselves and each other. Until, that is, their grandmother Eve returns to the family home. Eve is a figure who is as enchanting as she is forbidding, and she takes the children under her wing, answering their questions about their family history that have always been ignored. Yet as they grow older, they discover that much of what they've been told is a fiction, and that something very sinister lies in their past.
Morgan McCarthy lives in Berkshire. She is the author of four novels: THE OTHER HALF OF ME, THE OUTLINE OF LOVE, STRANGE GIRLS AND ORDINARY WOMEN and THE HOUSE OF BIRDS.
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24 May 2012
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'Dark, addictive and a stunning debut' — Cosmopolitan
'Gorgeously written' — Heat
'An accomplished novel... McCarthy's exquisite storytelling points to a promising literary career' — Edinburgh Evening News
'Bath-time reading sorted with Morgan McCarthy's pageturner' — Sunday Times
'A beautiful, brooding novel... Darkly lush, filled with an irresistibly sad glamour, this is a memorable debut' — Kirkus