Paperback and ebook (October 2023)
***Previously published as Our Beautiful Child***
Three women. Three stories. One pub where it all begins.
For Quinn, Ella, and Rona, The Boatman is the perfect place for respite. It’s the oldest pub in town and has been offering solace and comfort to those in peril for centuries.
Quinn is hiding from her past when she meets the captivating Murray.
Ella is running from her nightmares and the tragedy they predict.
And Rona is on the cusp of a spinetingling new ability.
But there are strange murmurs in the night. A woman who fell to her death walks the banks of the river. A clairvoyant is drawn to the Boatman, eager to discover its secrets. And who is rowing the boat which glides silently in the shadows?
These suspenseful, traditionally-inspired ghost stories will chill the bones of fans of Susan Hill, J.T. Croft, and Wendy Webb.
What readers are saying:
“Yearning, loss, revenge, and hope surge through Crawford’s haunted, haunting novella. Her elegiac style carries the reader into a vivid, riverine world where ‘dying is not the end’.” - Cordelia Frances Biddle, author of They Believed They Were Safe
“A magical piece of dark contemporary fiction.” - Alyson, BookSirens reviewer
“Dark and enticingly sinister. Crawford’s style is magnetic and fluid.” - Steve Zettler, author of Two for the Money