The Wishing Sisters & Other Forest Tales
Who is the mysterious woman who walks out of the trees to speak to a young widow? How does a deer culler get his comeuppance? Why would a mother run away to write names on trees? Find out all this and more in this collection of speculative short stories, inspired by the beautiful Forest of Dean, which takes the reader on a journey of horror, atmosphere and wonder.
Four hundred years after the Great Flood of 1607, Megan Wallace spends the summer in the Forest of Dean, investigating attitudes to the disaster. As she gets to know the locals and begins her research, her rented cottage begins to give up some Great Flood secrets of its own. What is the reappearing puddle at the front door? Whose footsteps wake her in the night? As Megan searches for answers, the tragedy of the past entwines itself in the present, in a way which Megan will never forget.
"Great story, read it in one go. History blended with suspense. The story is supplied with the right amount of fear of the unknown and it all comes together at the end. I wanted to keep on reading. Beautifully written and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to more from Maggie Holman!"