The Leaping

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Quercus Publishing, Apr 29, 2010 - Fiction - 449 pages
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Jack finished university three years ago, but he's still stuck in a dead-end job in a sinister call-centre in Manchester. When the beautiful (and rich) Jennifer comes into his life he thinks he has finally found his ticket out of there. Trouble is that his boss is interested in Jennifer as well, and there's something strangely bestial about him...

So when Jennifer buys Fell House, a mysterious old mansion out in remote Cumbria, a house party on a legendary scale seems like the perfect escape. But as the party spins out of control on a seemingly neverending night, they must face up to the terrifying possibility that not all their guests may be human - and some of them want to feed.

An astonishing and innovative blend of horror, folktale and disturbing realism, The Leaping is the first instalment in what is shaping up to be a genre-defining series.

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I had some mixed feelings about Madame Tussaud. I was really excited when I won it from Goodreads First Reads, and I started it right away. The story was riveting, and I didn't want to put it down ... Read full review

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Marie Grosholtz, the future Madame Tussaud, is the niece of Philippe Curtius, the Swiss showman who runs a popular wax-model attraction known as the Salon de Cire. Marie lives among laborers and ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Tom Fletcher is a young author who made his name through spine-chilling readings of his work at Manchester's monthly live lit event, 'There's No Point in Not Being Friends'. He has published a number of his short stories in a three-author anthology, Before the Rain. The Leaping was his first novel. He is also the author of The Thing on the Shore. He lives in Manchester with his wife and son.

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