“Nothing else in the world beyond but trees”: Flyaway by Kathleen Jennings

Release Date: July 28, 2020
Publisher: Tor.com Publishing
Genre: Gothic, Dark Fantasy



“In a small Western Queensland town, a reserved young woman receives a note from one of her vanished brothers—a note that makes question her memories of their disappearance and her father’s departure.

A beguiling story that proves that gothic delights and uncanny family horror can live—and even thrive—under a burning sun, Flyaway introduces readers to Bettina Scott, whose search for the truth throws her into tales of eerie dogs, vanished schools, cursed monsters, and enchanted bottles.

In these pages Jennings assures you that gothic delights, uncanny family horror, and strange, unsettling prose can live—and even thrive—under a burning sun.”


My Thoughts

Flyaway-coverOnce upon a time there was a lonely young woman. Her father was dead and her brothers were missing and only her mother, a woman of hard edges and a disappointing gaze, remained. Bettina Scott wants for nothing, wants nothing, has forgotten how to want. Her mother’s commands rule her life and leave no room for anything else. One day, she finds an ominous message left by one of her missing brothers. Despite her mother’s icy warnings, Bettina solicits the assistance of a rough young man, Gary Damson, and a bitter young woman, Trish Aberdeen. Their journey takes them deep into the wilds and far from normal and known…

Read the rest of this review at Tor.com.


Thanks to the publisher for sending me a review copy.

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