The Radleys

by Matt Haig

On Sale: 06/21/2016

The Radleys

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The Radleys

by Matt Haig

On Sale: 06/21/2016


About the Book

Bestselling author Matt Haig brings us “red-blooded fiction at its most seductive” (Sunday Telegraph) with his clever, entertaining story of a vampire family trying to understand their bloodthirsty nature. On a leafy street in the quiet village of Bishopthorpe there lives a very ordinary and averagely dysfunctional happy family. Peter Radley is the village doctor, and his wife Helen is part of the local book club. Their children, Clara and Rowan, may be experiencing all the hormonal anguish of being teenagers . . . but that’s only a normal part of growing up. However, Peter and Helen have kept from the children a life-changing family secret. One night, when Clara finds herself driven to committing a bloodthirsty act of violence, her parents react with resignation rather than horror. Peter and Helen must now explain things to their children: why it is that their skin is so sensitive to sunlight, why they all find garlic so repulsive, why Clara’s recent decision to go vegan has been so detrimental to her health . . . and other disadvantages of being a family of abstaining vampires. Reeling from their parents’ revelation, and with the police closing in, Clara and Rowan are stunned by the further discovery that they also have an uncle, a smooth-talking and decidedly active vampire who has been kept away from them all their lives. But when he swoops into the village to save the day, he unleashes a host of shadowy and even darker secrets that will bring the whole Radley family either to reconciliation and readjustment . . . or to self-destruction.

Critical Praise

“A bloody good time. . . . It’s rare that you can call a novel charming that involves murder and blood-drinking, but that’s exactly what Matt Haig has provided us: a smart little fable . . . told with a sly wink and a great deal of wit and humour.” — The Globe and Mail

This witty vampire novel from British author Haig provides what jaded fans of the Twilight series need, not True Blood exactly, but some fresh blood in the form of a true blue family. — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The Radleys is effortlessly sleek and witty. — Entertainment Weekly

Irresistible….Full of clever turns, darkly hilarious spins….Even if you’re suffering from vampire fatigue, you’ll find The Radleys is a fun, fresh contribution to the genre. — Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers

Delightfully eccentric . . . a strangely moving portrait of a marriage. — The Financial Times

Red-blooded fiction at its most seductive. — Sunday Telegraph

Haig writes in addictive, bitesize chapters that pump the action along... All vampire fiction has a strong sexual element, but in this book, the passion’s not just for the pale-faced teens. — Daily Mail (UK)



Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443451802
  • ISBN 10: 1443451800
  • Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
  • On Sale: 06/21/2016
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price:16.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Thrillers / General
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Family Life
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Fantasy / Paranormal
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / General

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