Looking Glass Sound

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A USA TODAY BESTSELLER * An Indie Next Pick * A LibraryReads Hall of Fame Pick!

The author of The Last House on Needless Street, Catriona Ward, delivers a masterful story about friendship and betrayal, dark obsessions, and the impossibility of escaping your own story. “Here’s your next obsession.”
(Kelly Link, author of Get In Trouble)

In a cottage overlooking the windswept Maine coast, Wilder Harlow has begun the last book he will ever write.

It is the story about the sun-drenched summer days of his youth in Whistler Bay, and the blood-stained path of the killer that stalked his small vacation town. About the terrible secret he and his companions, Nat and Harper, discovered entombed in the coves off the bay. And how the pact they swore that day echoed down the decades, forever shaping their lives.

But the more Wilder writes, the less he trusts himself and his memory. He starts to see things that can’t be real – notes hidden in the cabin, from an old friend now dead; a woman with dark hair drowning in the icy waters below, calling for help; entire chapters he doesn’t recall typing, appearing overnight. Who, or what, is haunting Wilder?

No longer able to trust his own eyes, Wilder begins to fear that this will not only be his last book, but the last thing he ever does.

An origami puzzle of a book, the mystery so beautifully crafted you don’t see the folds, with edges sharp as a paper cut.”–Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls


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The Dagger Man of Whistler Bay
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Wilder and Sky
The Sound and the Dagger by Sky Montague
Wilder, Day One
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Wilder, Day Four
Wilder, Day Five
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Wilder, Days Six through Ten
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Wilder, Day Eleven
Wilder, Day Twelve
Wilder, the Last Day
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My wonderful agents are fearless champions for my books and deserve far more praise than I can give them here. First thanks as always must go to the magical Jenny Savill, who always wields her power for good. Thank you to all at Andrew Nurnberg Associates: Michael Dean, Barbara Barbieri, Rory Clarke, Lucy Flynn, Juliana Galvis, Halina Koscia, Ylva Monsen, Andrew Nurnberg, Sabine Pfannenstiel and Marei Pittner.

To the wonderful Robin Straus and Danielle Matta at the Robin Straus Agency – thank you – you’ve changed everything for me.

All thanks go to my wonderful UK and US editors Miranda Jewess and Kelly Lonesome – I can’t sing your praises highly enough. This book was quite the journey – thank you for your trust, your patience, your seemingly inexhaustible creativity and resourcefulness.

I am so grateful to the mighty Viper team for their brilliance and hard work – Andrew Franklin, Drew Jerrison, Flora Willis, Claire Beaumont and Niamh Murray in particular. In the copy edit, Hayley Shepherd’s eagle eye saved me, as ever, from error.

To the amazing Nightfire coven in the US: Alexis Saarela Devi Pillai, Michael Dudding, Jordan Hanley, Valeria Castorena, Kristin Temple and the rest of the fantastic team at Tor Nightfire and Tor Publishing Group – thank you. I feel very fortunate to be published by you.

The beautiful, dramatic covers for Looking Glass Sound were created by Steve Panton in the UK and Katie Klimowicz in the US.

For long talks, support and kindnesses too numerous to mention, my thanks to Emily Cavendish, Oriana Elia, Kate Griffin, Virginia Feito, Essie Fox, Lydia Leonard, Craig Leyenaar, Anna Mazzola, Andy Morwood, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Natasha Pulley, Gillian Redfearn, Alice Slater, Holly Watt, Belinda Stewart-Wilson, Rachel Winterbottom and Anna Wood.

To my lovely parents Isabelle and Christopher, and to Antonia, Sam, Wolf and River – you are always in my heart.

My darling Eugene Noone, you are in every book I write, and you are missed.

On Sale
Aug 8, 2023
Page Count
352 pages