Sixteen Horses: A Novel
Date: July 2021
Duration: 9 hours 43 minutes
"Dark, visceral and disturbing, this highly suspenseful and beautifully written thriller is totally gripping from start to finish. A hugely impressive debut." -Alex Michaelides, author of The Silent Patient and The Maidens
A literary thriller from stunning new talent Greg Buchanan, Sixteen Horses is a story of enduring guilt, trauma, and punishment, set in a small seaside community the rest of the world has left behind.
In Ilmarsh, England, local police detective Alec Nichols discovers sixteen horses' heads on a farm, each buried with a single eye facing the low winter sun. After Veterinary Forensics expert Cooper Allen travels to the scene, a pathogen is discovered lurking within the soil, and many of those who have come into contact with the corpses grow critically ill.
A series of crimes comes to light-disappearances, arson, and mutilations-and in the dark days that follow, the town slips into panic and paranoia. Everything is not as it seems. Anyone could be a suspect. And as Cooper finds herself unable to leave town, Alec is stalked by an unseen threat. The two investigators race to uncover the truth behind these frightened and insidious mysteries-no matter the cost.
A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books
"Unlike anything else you'll read this year, Sixteen Horses is a deeply disconcerting ride. Irresistible." -Val McDermid