by Martyn Bedford
Chloe Fortune’s luck hasn’t been good recently – bad job, lousy relationship. She does have a couple of things going for her, though – a certain ‘sod you’ attitude and a gift so unusual that most people don’t believe it’s real. Chloe is a dowser, a sort of psychic metal detector – she finds things. People, places, animals – anything, really. All she needs is a pendulum and a map to swing it over. Oh, and something to look for.
Ethan Gray is searching. For evidence: a trail, victims – anything to get him closer to the Black Beast. The Beast is a modern myth, and the inspiration for tacky news stories and even tackier souvenirs. None of this matters though, because Ethan is on a quest, obsessed with finding the truth about the creature, perhaps even encountering it in the flesh.
And now Ethan and Chloe have teamed up. But are they chasing a dark fantasy, the product of wishful thinking and hype, or something real and dangerous? And is it the only danger lurking in the darkness of the moors …?
‘Impressive… original, thoughtful and highly engaging’
‘A thriller like this naturally relies on surface tension. But the wit and verve of Bedford’s writing lift the book from plain narrative to a plateau of pure delight’ LITERARY REVIEW
Used – Good
Length: 240 pages, 11 x 18 cm
July 5th 2001 by Penguin Books (first published 2000)
Fiction, Horror, Mystery
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