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The God of The Woods

The God of The Woods

by Liz Moore

Harper Collins
Publish Date
July 2024

I was totally gripped' DOUGLAS STUART

'A brilliant, riveting fox-trap' MIRANDA COWLEY HELLER

'A rare gem, an immersive and enthralling literary thriller' PAULA HAWKINS

A once-in-a-generation story. A novel you'll never forget - from the New York Times bestselling author of Long Bright River

Some said it was tragic, what happened to the Van Laars.

Some said the Van Laars deserved it. That they never even thanked the searchers who stayed out for five nights in the freezing forest trying to help find their missing son.

Some said there was a reason it took the family so long to call for help. That they knew what happened to the boy.

Now, fifteen years later, the daughter the family had in their grief has gone missing in the same wilderness as her brother. Some say the two disappearances aren't connected.

Some say they are.


'Brilliantly plotted and perfectly paced ... I can't remember the last time I felt so entangled in a novelist's coils' Clare Chambers, author of Small Pleasures

'A beguiling novel with a relentless grip. You won't be able to put it down' Claire Fuller, author of Unsettled Ground

'Riveting from page one to the last breathless word ... This book flew by at lightning speed, but will stick with me for a very long time' Rebecca Makkai, author of I Have Some Questions For You

'Transfixing' Elle, Best Picks for Summer 2024

'Dickensian in scope ... Very entertaining' Vogue, Best Picks for Summer 2024

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