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A Horror-filled Land Lurks in the Swiss Alps in WHITELAND by Rosie Cranie-Higgs

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Blending Scandinavian folklore with dark fairy tales, Kira must navigate an otherworldly forest where nothing is as it seems in this terrifying psychological horror debut.

LIVONIA, Mich. - s4story -- Rosie Cranie-Higgs's debut novel begins with a trip to the forest…and then worlds collide.

"My fascination with changelings snowballed into a love of creepy European folklore. Combined with an extremely snowy winter in Switzerland, the artwork of Kay Nielsen, and a collection of tales called East of the Sun and West of the Moon, my inspiration for this series evolved into a dark, wintry, supernatural adventure," says Rosie Cranie-Higgs.

During a family vacation at a Swiss mountain village, Kira's holiday plans go awry when her sister Romy disappears in the nearby forest. When she returns, she's different. Seeking answers to her sister's abnormal behavior, Kira begins to pry. With the help of Callum, a sarcastic Scotsman, Kira stumbles upon the folkloric world of Whiteland. If Kira runs away, she'll be safe. If she doesn't, her family might not survive. In the end, there's no mercy in revenge.

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Other books in the series include Karliquai, releasing September 9, 2021, and concludes with the mind-bending finale, Memento Mori, on September 8, 2022.

Incorporating many genres, the series will appeal to fans of Imaginary Friend by Steven Chbosky as well as aficionados of Asian horror.

"takes readers down a terror-filled rabbit hole in the Swiss Alps. This powerful series launch will haunt readers well after they're done reading." —Publishers Weekly

"an incredible and immensely fascinating novel that draws on Norwegian and Scandinavian folklore to create an illusory, darkly fantastical and dreamlike tale that is highly unique in its narration and genre…morbidly delightful!" —Muskoka Style Magazine

"difficult to put down…a breath of fresh air to read a beautifully imaginative horror story…" —The Little Bookery

Whiteland is published by BHC Press and is available in hardcover, trade softcover, and ebook at all major booksellers.

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Booksellers, retailers, and librarians may order direct from Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Gardners, Overdrive, Perma-Bound, and the publisher's website https://www.bhcpress.com/

About the author: Rosie Cranie-Higgs is an English writer who enjoys writing about darkness and ghosts. She lives in Lally, Switzerland.

About  BHC Press:  BHC Press is an award-winning independent publisher of fiction and nonfiction. Their books have been favorably reviewed and featured in Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal, and many others. To learn more, visit www.bhcpress.com.

On-sale: 10/15/2020
Hardcover: 978-1-948540-72-8, $26.95, 328 pages
Softcover:   978-1-948540-73-5, $15.95, 328 pages
Ebook:         978-1-948540-74-2, $7.99
LCCN: 2018968483

Media, foreign rights, TV/film, or other inquiries:
Joni Firestone, BHC Press

Source: BHC Press
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