‘When all seems dark, where is your escape?’
Could it be as they say - the spirit in the woods brings retribution? Life in Thatchbury Village seems normal enough until the vanishing of Charlie Whitehall rekindles the myth surrounding Thickets Wood. As idle gossip spreads, lives are altered and innocence destroyed. Tommy Tinket, a twelve-year-old boy haunted by the past, finds himself torn between reality and the dark uncertainty of another dimension.
As the lines between sanity and delusion become blurred, we are introduced to a vulnerable young woman called Lily who is confined to a room, struggling with her memories. Forced into a world of make-believe, her mind becomes both her torturer and her key to freedom. Thickets Wood is a remarkably intriguing read: drawing the reader into it's skilfully woven story, as it explores the fear and destruction caused by village folklore.
Rebecca Reid was an aspiring writer from an early age: she had her own page in the local weekly newspaper, the Bangor Spectator, at 16. At 17 she became a model, doing catwalk, photographic work, and TV. In 2008 she graduated in English from Queens University, Belfast, and was awarded an Arts Council writing grant in 2009. Rebecca lives in Northern Ireland with her husband and their three daughters. Her first novel, The Coop, was self-published as an e-book in 2012, to much attention and critical acclaim. Thickets Wood is her second novel, and part of the Thickets Wood Trilogy.
As well as the paperback edition, Thickets Wood is available in a special-edition hardback edition with a cover designed by artist Neil Shawcross