Combining the sorcery of The Night Circus with the malefic suspense of A Secret History, Thorn Jack is a spectacular, modern retelling of the ancient Scottish ballad, Tam Lin—a beguiling fusion of love, fantasy, and myth that echoes the imaginative artistry of the works of Neil Gaiman, Cassandra Clare, and Melissa Marr.
In the wake of her older sister’s suicide, Finn Sullivan and her father move to a quaint town in upstate New York. Populated with socialites, hippies, and dramatic artists, every corner of this new place holds bright possibilities—and dark enigmas, including the devastatingly attractive Jack Fata, scion of one of the town’s most powerful families.
As she begins to settle in, Finn discovers that beneath its pretty, placid surface, the town and its denizens—especially the Fata family—wield an irresistible charm and dangerous power, a tempting and terrifying blend of good and evil, magic and mystery, that holds dangerous consequences for an innocent and curious girl like Finn.
To free herself and save her beloved Jack, Finn must confront the fearsome Fata family . . . a battle that will lead to shocking secrets about her sister’s death.
About Katherine Harbour
I was born in Albany, New York (upstate New York is where THORN JACK takes place and it’s very spooky)and now live in Sarasota, FL. I attended art college in Minneapolis, Minnesota before attempting life as a painter. I’ve been writing since I was fifteen and juggling a few jobs while doing it. I’ve had short stories published in small press magazines such as Not One of Us. I wrote THORN JACK, my first published novel, when I was seventeen — as well as many, many other things over the years — and took it out of the trunk (a literal trunk) two years ago, dusted it off, and made it new again. THORN JACK is the first in The Night and Nothing series, with BRIAR QUEEN out June 2015 and NETTLE KING due in 2016. My website is www.katherineharbour.com