Hypnotic, dreamlike and compulsive, the blazing literary debut of summer 2018
'Immensely assured, calmly devastating' Katherine Angel, author of Unmastered
'A work of cool, claustrophobic beauty' Eli Goldstone, author of Strange Heart Beating
'Eerily beautiful, strange [and] unsettling' Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train
Imagine a world very close to our own: where women are not safe in their bodies, where desperate measures are required to raise a daughter. This is the story of Grace, Lia and Sky, kept apart from the world for their own good and taught the terrible things that every woman must learn about love. And it is the story of the men who come to find them - three strangers washed up by the sea, their gazes hungry and insistent, trailing desire and destruction in their wake.
The Water Cure is a fever dream, a blazing vision of suffering, sisterhood and transformation.
'Eerie, electric, beautiful. It rushes you through to the end on a tide of tension and closely held panic. I loved this book' Daisy Johnson, author of Fen
'Creepy and delightful - it has a pinch of Shirley Jackson, a dash of chlorine, and an essence all of its own' Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, author of Harmless Like You
'Otherworldly, brutal and poetic: a feminist fable set by the sea, a female Lord of the Flies. It transported me, savaged me, filled me with hope and fear. It felt like a book I'd been waiting to read for a long time' Emma Jane Unsworth, author of Animals