We're excited to offer five lucky readers the chance to win a hardback copy of Down by the Water by Elle Connel, courtesy of publisher Wildfire.
Elle is also known by Lucy Ribchester, a previous New Writer Awardee(this will open in a new window) and author of historical fiction, including The Hourglass Factory and The Amber Shadows. Just answer the question at the bottom of this page for the chance to win this fantastic new contemporary thriller.
About Down by the Water
Seven friends gather at a castle in the Scottish Borders. One last weekend before Georgie’s wedding. Near the castle, through a path in the woods, is a loch. After a few drinks, they head down to the water to take photos. The loch is wild, lonely, and stunningly beautiful. They set their camera to self-timer and take some group shots. Later, looking back at the pictures, they see something impossible.
Behind them, eyes wide, a small, drenched boy emerges from the water.
But none of them saw him, and nobody knows where he went. They’re miles from the nearest town. How did he get there? Where did he go?
As the weekend unravels and terrible secrets come to light, it soon becomes clear that their perfect weekend is turning into a perfect nightmare. They’re desperate to leave – but someone won’t let them.
Down by the Water is published on 8 July. Mainstreet Trading Company and Wildfire invite you to a free virtual launch event(this will open in a new window).
Only one entry per household. Full terms and conditions(this will open in a new window) apply.