Last October I entered a competition on Katie Lowe’s Twitter to win a signed copy of her debut novel, The Furies, and,
for once in my life, I actually won!
The Furies has been on my radar since it came out.
Set in a late 90s private school, the new girl, Violet, is obsessed with joining this elusive group of girls. Finally infiltrating the group, she is drawn into a world of secret societies, murder and witchcraft.
Doesn’t that just sound amazing?
It’s the history behind the private school that really drew me in. It was built on the grounds where witches would be persecuted during King James I of England’s reign – the time where basically every woman or Catholic was burned alive. Lowe didn’t just focus on a certain type of witch – mainly the occult witch – but drew on a long line of literary witches to write a fantastic story, looking at revenge, obsession and cult fantasies.