Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

OUT NOW: Blood and Water by Beth Daley (Hic Dragones, 2013)

A plug for something I edited, rather than wrote, today. It’s a fantastic book, though, and you should definitely check it out…

Out now from Hic Dragones, the debut novel by Beth Daley: Blood and Water

Watch the trailer here:

Dora lives by the sea. Dora has always lived by the sea. But she won’t go into the water.

The last time Dora swam in the sea was the day of her mother’s funeral, the day she saw the mermaid. Now she’s an adult, a respectable married woman, and her little sister Lucie has come home from university with a horrible secret. Dora’s safe and dry life begins to fray, as she is torn between protecting her baby sister and facing up to a truth she has always known but never admitted. And the sea keeps calling her, reminding her of what she saw beneath the waves all those years ago… of what will be waiting for her if she dives in again.


Praise for Blood and Water:

A talented new author with a feel for details and how to make them count. Daley’s writing is a cumulation of neat touches that grab hold of you, persuade you to care, and drag you deep into a debut novel soaked in menace. Toby Stone

For more information, or to order a copy, please visit the publishers’ website. Also available on Amazon.


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