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|Title||:||The Good People|
|Number of Pages||:||384|
|Category||:||Historical fiction, Fiction, Historical, Ireland|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Good People strong From the author of i Burial Rites i a literary novel with the pace and tension of a thriller that takes us on a frightening journey towards an unspeakable tragedy Paula Hawkins bestselling author of em The Girl on the Train em strong .
Hedged in by gossip and joined by their desperation three women in nineteenth century Ireland are drawn together in the hope of rescuing a child from a superstitious community determined to rid itself of the strange and unknowable Bereft after the loss of her husband Nora finds herself alone and caring for her young grandson Micheal a boy whom she recalls as having been a happy and healthy infant but now in the wake of both his mother s and grandfather s deaths can neither speak nor walk Mary a servant girl from more rural parts comes to the valley to help Nora just as the rumors are spreading the talk of unexplained misfortunes and illnesses and the theory that deformed Micheal is a changeling a fairy child to blame for the bad luck the valley has endured since his arrival .
Determined to banish the evil in Micheal Nora and Mary enlist the help of the elderly Nance a recluse and wanderer once revered by her neighbors for her healing powers but now condemned as a fraud and a threat by the new priest in town .
As the trio s situation grows more dire their folkloric practices become increasingly daring culminating at last in a stunning and irreversible act that will put all their lives in danger Terrifying thrilling and wholly original THE GOOD PEOPLE is a startling examination of absolute belief and superstition taken to their extremes of the universal yearning to belong and of love both tender and harsh