Ginger Nuts of Horror welcomes Jeanine Wycherley to you all about her new novel Crone
“I stood in front of the tree once more, the bark rough beneath my fingertips. This time I knew the truth. I swore on my son’s life that somehow, someway, I would have my revenge.”
I was stuck in what passes for traffic in the East Devon lanes where I live when Crone was born. Tucked right into the hedge, waiting for a truck to pass me, I looked into the foliage and imagined an impossibly old woman with piercing eyes staring back at me. That was it – I was up and running.
I’ve had success with a dozen or so short stories over the past few years, writing as both Betty Gabriel and Jeannie Wycherley, but Crone is my debut novel.
About the novel
Crone is the twisted tale of an ancient crone who lives deep in the forest and wreaks havoc on the unsuspecting rural community nearby. When a bereaved mother discovers the truth about her son's 'accidental' death, she makes it her mission to destroy this evil. Along the way we meet a number of oddball friends who want to help her solve the mystery of who the Crone is and why she’s intent on destruction. The tag line is ‘when furies collide’ because there’s a lot of hurt and anger in this novel!
The cover design by Jennie Rawlings at Serifim.com just sets the story off magnificently. She’s incredibly talented.
It is currently available through Amazon as a paperback and an eBook, and in some bookshops in East Devon.
Available on Amazon here
Find out more about Jeanine at her website JEANNIE WYCHERLEY, and follow her on Twitter here
Heather Keynes’ teenage son died in a tragic car accident. Or so she thinks. However, deep in the wilds of the Devon countryside, an ancient evil has awoken … and is intent on hunting the residents of Abbotts Cromleigh.
No-one is safe.
When Heather takes a closer look at a series of coincidental deaths, she is drawn reluctantly into the company of an odd group of elderly Guardians. Who are they, and what is their connection to the Great Oak? Why do they believe only Heather can put an end to centuries of horror? Who is the mysterious old woman in the forest and what is it that feeds her anger?
When Heather determines the true cause of her son’s death, she is hell-bent on vengeance. Determined to halt the march of the Crone once and for all, hatred becomes Heather’s ultimate weapon. Furies collide in this twisted tale of murder, magic and salvation.