The Sight: A Novel (Paperback)

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The Sight: A Novel (Paperback)


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In the tradition of Camilla Sten and Victor LaValle, Melanie Golding’s newest novel is a chilling carnival-set suspense, perfect for fans of Stranger Things.

Look into her eyes—she can tell you how you'll die . . .

As a child, Faith acquired the ability to see when and how people would die—a “gift” she neither wanted nor could get rid of.

After foreseeing a family tragedy and being ostracized, Faith learns to control her visions, and returns to perform in her family’s traveling carnival. But when an unruly customer attacks her, she has a vision in full view of a crowd.

She is banned from the carnival she loves—and loses her only source of income to support her dying mother. Desperate to support her mother and with only one friend standing by her, she sees no reason to continue hiding her ability and goes to dangerous lengths to earn money. But when she sees herself in a man’s future death, Faith must face her own fears of her powers and tune into her gift to fight against a future that would ruin her life—and end someone else’s.

With The Sight, celebrated author Melanie Golding delivers another suspense-driven masterpiece with unforgettable characters and an ending that will leave you stunned.
Melanie Golding grew up in Leicestershire, UK. Her first novel, Little Darlings, which has been optioned for screen by Free Range Films, became an e-book bestseller and won the DragonCon award for Best Horror Novel 2019. Her second novel The Hidden, was a B&N monthly pick in March 2023. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University which examines the use of folklore in contemporary thrillers.
Product Details ISBN: 9781639104611
ISBN-10: 1639104615
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Publication Date: September 5th, 2023
Pages: 336
Language: English
Praise for The Sight:
“Shattering . . . A fairy tale–tinged thriller.”
Kirkus Reviews

“[Golding] hits her stride in this unsettling thriller . . . A memorable and moving trip into the paranormal.”
Publishers Weekly

“Just scary enough to please hardcore horror fans yet written so well that it deserves to be seen as fine literary fiction.”
The Book Reporter

“Melanie Golding is brilliant, and each book is even better than the last! The Sight is a tense, twisty suspense novel full of painful family drama, delicious dread, circus hijinks, and suspicious deaths. I loved it!” 
—Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of All Hallows and Road of Bones

“A deftly plotted slow-burn mystery set against the backdrop of a struggling circus, The Sight is full of surprising heart, with an imperfect heroine you can’t help but root for. I have been hooked on Golding’s writing since Little Darlings, and The Sight has only solidified what I already know—Melanie Golding is a force.” 
—Katrina Monroe, author of Graveyard of Lost Children

“Mel Golding’s latest novel, The Sight, is a gripping, well written suspense, set in a carnival. Well-plotted, with characters that will stay with you and a clever twist at the end, this is one of those books you won't want to put down.”
—Sarah Edghill, author of His Other Woman

“In The Sight, Melanie Golding deftly conjures up the entrancing world of a travelling circus, and then takes us backstage to see its secrets, family rivalries, and Faith: an intrepid trapeze artist with the ‘gift’ of second sight. Like a fairground ride, this story spins us round with different versions of the truth and a dizzying sense of terror. A captivating tale, which will tantalise you until the very last page.”
—Jane Bailey, author of Sorry Isn’t Good Enough

Praise for Melanie Golding:
“Golding beautifully blends the supernatural with the everyday, keeping readers riveted to the page as they question what is true.”
Booklist, starred review

“Melanie Golding turns fairy tales on their heads.” 
—Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me

“Golding is a terrific talent who sweeps you off your feet and carries you away on her words. I can't wait to read more from her. I loved this.”
—C. J. Skuse, author of the Sweetpea mystery series