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3.97  ·  Rating details ·  69 ratings  ·  25 reviews
An alternate cover edition for ISBN 9780241397046 can be found here.

Welcome to Harrow Lake. Someone's expecting you . . .

Lola Nox is the daughter of a celebrated horror filmmaker - she thinks nothing can scare her.

But when her father is brutally attacked in their New York apartment, she's swiftly packed off to live with a grandmother she's never met in Harrow Lake, the
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Paperback, UK, 320 pages
Expected publication: July 9th 2020 by Penguin
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Ellen Gail
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Harrow Lake is a held breath.

Brain, consider yourself boggled.



Total honesty time - during the early pages of this book, I fully anticipated giving it two stars. I found the lead character Lola unengaging and some of the character choices were perplexing. Then something happened to me. I don't even know if I can pinpoint the exact moment in the book when it happened. It was like someone snapped a rubber band in my head and it just worked. I went from apathetic to LOVING it. I don't know if I
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Johann (jobis89)
Mar 02, 2020 rated it liked it
Really enjoyed the creepy aspects, but found the teen aspect a little annoying! Full review to come.
Dawn Kurtagich
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read an early version of this book and Im smitten. Creepy, atmospheric and with all the right questions! Cant wait to see a finished copy! ...more
Cassie
Dec 21, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
This sounds so creepy and sounds exactly like something I would enjoy. Why does it have to come out in August 2020? 😭

I might just have to request this from Edelweiss. 👀



Update 12/28/19: I just requested this from Edelweiss! I hope they approve of my request and I can start this soon! 🤞



Update 1/17/20: I just checked Edelweiss and guess what???? THEY CAME THROUGH AND APPROVED ME OF AN ARC YEEEEE-HAWWW 🙌
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Justine
Kept me up well past my bedtime! Really enjoyed this one - full review to come closer to the publication date
Liz Barnsley
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this.Took me back to those 80s horror films and Kat Ellis has a GREAT writing style that involves you in every moment. Full review to follow nearer publication.
Michelle Harrison
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A twisted thriller with a fantastically eerie setting in which nothing is what it seems. I loved the landmarks and gruesome history of Harrow Lake. The buried secrets, landslides, jitterbugs and the Bone Tree will stay with me for a long time. Kat Ellis monstrous Mr Jitters and the frozen-in-time movie setting makes for a chilling read that had me looking over my shoulder and holding my breath. ...more
Jeanmarie
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was fortunate to have the chance to read an early version of this book, and OH MY GOODNESS, this is Kat Ellis at her very finest. Its supernatural horror in Twilight Zone style. Dark, eerie, small town setting with unexplainable trippy elements, and characters that you just know arent trustworthy. Im not normally a big fan of this genre and yet Kats book had me yearning to curl up with my old Stephen King collection. I cant sing its praises enough. ...more
Nicole
Mar 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a really eerie horror book that is sure to give you the creeps.

I really enjoyed this book. I thought the writing was really engaging, I particularly liked the use of the transcripts at the start and end of the book.

I also really loved the setting. The small creepy town was perfect, and the dark history of the town definitely had me hooked.

This book definitely has Stephen king vibes but without the waffle so if you like creepy weird horror books, I bet you will like this one

I think
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Kirsty
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
Scream meets The Babadook in small-town USA. This book made my retro-horror-loving heart sing.
Rachael Mills
Mar 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
A deliciously creepy tale of twisted memories, secrets and the sinister Mr Jitters. There are some genuinely horrifying moments that capture the atmosphere of a classic horror film. An unreliable narrator contributes to the hair-raising plot that also explores trauma and recovery.
Emma
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: proof-reviews
4.5 / 5

Review to come, NZ GST 12:00pm, April 15 2020
Leah
Mar 22, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5*
Martyn Sanderson
Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
LOVED this. super spooky, very scary monster and all in all super captivating. loved the connections to the movie world and LOVED the design of the proof (VHS in sleeve). not the best written thing in the world but highly recommended for horror thriller fans!
Alyson Kent
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars rounded down to 4 because I would have liked to see a little more of an epilogue, but thats just me.

Thank you, Edwlweiss, for the eARC! Fantastic, creepy read that kept me turning the pages.
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No One
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you Penguin for sending me a copy of this glorious and incredibly unique arc Im fully obsessed

This book is addictive as hell its so bingeable because the writing is so easy to read and wonderful and Kat really knows how to write a story its was so creepy and fresh and the ending leaves you so baffled in a great way. I cant wait to read more from this author. Also shes also a fellow welshling so bonus points as well
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Tracy
Mar 22, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-reviews
I really thought I'd love this, but I'm unsatisfied. Lots of creepy details, settings, and unexplained events made for an interesting backdrop but became loose ends that are never explained.
This book reminded me of Night Film and Twin Peaks, but it failed to deliver.
Shelbycat
Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Excellent ya horror. Had me jumping at every creak in my house.
Adele
Atmospheric, gripping, and heart wrenching. Must preorder!
Contrary Reader
Mar 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is Twin Peak, Folk Horror meets Riverdale style magic. I thoroughly enjoyed its retro feel and its creeping unease. I hope there is a film ...more
Lorienne Brown
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book. If you're looking for a creepy horror with a spectacular twist then this is definitely a book you need to read.
Shalini | Book Rambler
Confusing, I felt a little like Alice in Wonderland. Also, what was with the word "Optimal" i was annoyed with the continued usage of it.

//more than a one line review to come//
Elle (theartfulelle)
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5/5 review to follow
truedeceiver
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I Picked this up not knowing it was YA/Teen which I generally dont read. But it was enjoyable if slightly ambitious. Theres a lot going on and not everything makes sense but I didnt really care. My tween self would have been obsessed with this book. So I am thankful for the nostalgia. ...more
Jani
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was super lucky to read an early version of Harrow Lake. It's creepy, atmospheric, dark, twisty, and beautifully written.

Readers are in for a treat <3
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Kat Ellis is the author of YA novels PURGE, BLACKFIN SKY, and BREAKER, and the novella THE TWINS OF BLACKFIN in the THREE STRIKES collection. Her next book, HARROW LAKE, will be published in the summer of 2020.

You'll usually find Kat up to no good on Twitter, trekking through ruins and cemeteries with her camera, or watching scary films with her husband.

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