"Once upon a time, two girls went into the woods but only one came out..."

If the person you loved most was heading straight for danger, would you follow them?

The Woods is the latest thriller by Vanessa Savage author of The Woman in the Dark.

The Woods: The spine-tingling chiller thriller to keep you up at night, from the author of The Woman In The Dark


If the person you loved most was heading straight for danger, would you follow them?

For Tess, her older sister Bella is her whole world. She’s smart and beautiful and popular – everything Tess isn’t – and since the death of their mother it’s just been them and their grieving father.

But now a new family has moved into the empty house on the edge of the woods, bringing with them a world of boys and alcohol, and Tess can feel her sister slipping away from her. Until the bodies of two local schoolgirls are found in the woods, and Tess is convinced that this new family has something to hide.

As events threaten to destroy everything they hold dear, Bella and Tess determine to bring the truth to light.

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Reviews for The Woods

‘Highly recommended’
Nuala Ellwood

‘Tense and creepy . . . brilliant’
Harriet Tyce

‘Gripping’Daily Mail

‘Without a doubt the best book I’ve read this year’ Netgalley Reviewer *****

‘Utterly addictive and impossible to second guess’ Claire Douglas

‘I literally could not put it down’ Netgalley Reviewer *****

‘Dark and thoroughly compulsive, a definite up-all-nighter’ Kate Hamer

Taut, tense and brilliantly gripping’ Simon Lelic

‘Immersive and eerie’Heat

‘Extremely sinister . . . had me frantically turning the pages’
Netgalley Reviewer *****

Very tense and creepy . . . brilliant

Creepy, atmospheric, unpredictable . . . utterly addictive and impossible to second guess

There is a cool directness about Savage’s writing that is making her name in a very competitive field . . . hooks her readers and keeps them dangling till the very last page,

A dark and thoroughly compulsive tale. At once a page turning thriller and an exploration of the tumultuous yet inextricable ties between sisters. A definite ‘up all nighter!’

A beautifully told tale of family secrets . . . highly recommended

Taut, tense and brilliantly gripping

I absolutely loved it. An intriguing and atmospheric exploration of deaths which have haunted three families for years, and the violent dark secrets which have long since been forgotten. Brilliant!

The most atmospheric first chapter I’ve ever read . . . very accomplished indeed

This atmospheric thriller weaves an intricate plot that keeps you guessing

The Woods has a haunting fairy-tale like quality that is both immersive and eerie