Creepy from the word go, utterly compelling and hauntingly tragic - but I'll warn you now - you might have to sleep with the lights on.
Elodie Harper's first novel, set in HMP Halvergate, has become all the more possible, given what else has been going on beyond our prison walls. Plotting, pace and writing render The Binding Song a must read.
A glut of troubled souls, an eerie, atmospheric setting. Elodie Harper knows how to write a damn good horror story.
Brilliant. I had shivers.
I was completely engrossed. A sinister, creepy read that leaves the reader questioning everyone and trusting no-one.
Breathtakingly atmospheric and chilling
A splendidly unsettling debut - a chilling mystery to be read with the lights on and your back to the wall.
One of the most chilling, atmospheric debuts I've read. It was so compelling and creepy my heart beat with fear at times.
The evocation of place is first class...wonderfully paced, the tension ratchets up to a very satisfying ending. A thoroughly enjoyable read.
Deliciously creepy. The Binding Song is a nerve-jangling treat for fans of Mo Hayder or Stephen King.
Satisfying and thought-provoking in equal measure, and it stays in the mind long after the final page is turned. Harper, as Mr King so astutely realised, is definitely one to watch.
Eerie, atmospheric, dark, gripping. Hints of Susan Hill and Stephen King. Superb.
A wonderful new arrival in the 'Norfolk Noir' genre, this deliciously gripping novel casts the familiar setting of Norwich and its surroundings in a grim and haunting new light.