In a Dark Wood

By Amanda Craig

A major new work by the bestselling author of A Vicious Circle, on a larger scale and more serious than her previous fiction, but with her characteristic satirical edge and page-turningly suspenseful plotting.

Benedick Hunter is a failure. A divorced father and unemployed actor sunk in self-pity, his life takes a new direction when he finds a book of his dead mother’s fairy-tales in which real people and events from a tragic past seem to be depicted. Hunter embarks on a bizarre and darkly comic quest which takes him and his small son Cosmo to America – to the heart of parenthood, manic depression, fairy-tales and love.

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 04 Jul 2011
Pages: 288
ISBN: 978-1-85702-700-6
Amanda Craig was born in 1959. She is married, with two children, lives in London and reviews widely.

‘An intelligent and gripping novel. Wonderful, page-turning storytelling.’The Times -

”'Exhibits the same incisiveness and intelligence as her acclaimed A Vicious Circle. Witty and disturbing, it is a novel of both accomplishment and charm.” - Daily Mail

”'A book within a book, a rich plot with plenty of on-the-edge-of-your-seat suspense, an abundance of quirky but believable character…’In A Dark Wood” - is an elegant anti-fairy tale for adults that keeps you guessing until the last few pages.’Daily Express

'An eerie novel full of fairy-tale menace…beguilingly told and hypnotic.' Independent on Sunday -