IN THE HEART OF HIDDEN THINGS is an atmospheric and enchanting coming-of-age story that mixes myth and folklore with an engrossing mystery at its core, conjuring a world that explores human virtues, conflicts and contradictions. Since its publication earlier this month, it has been receiving a brilliant response – including rave reviews in The Guardian, Daily Mail, and in SFX’s July magazine.
IN THE HEART OF HIDDEN THINGS is set in a rural community where disputes between landowners and the common folk threaten to disrupt “the People” and destroy everybody’s fragile existence. John the son of the local Smith, struggles to find his place in this reckless and hostile world and when his father and grandfather convince him that the very stability of the village depends on the containment of wild Tobias Ware, he is forced to question their motives and sets out to understand what goes on in Tobias’ heart…
A coming-of-age story in which John learns that humans can be as capricious and irrational as “the People”, that actions have consequences and that above all the human and the inhuman must learn to live alongside each other.
Kit Whitfield grew up in London, and went to Christ’s College, Cambridge, and has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. In addition to writing, she has trained as a chef and a masseur, as well as working as a website editor, quote hunter, toy shop assistant and publisher.. She is the author of BAREBACK (published in the US as Benighted), which was shortlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award and longlisted for the Waverton Good Read Award, and IN GREAT WATERS, which was nominated for the World Fantasy Award.
Kit is represented by Sophie Hicks, and IN THE HEART OF HIDDEN THINGS was published on 9th June by Jo Fletcher Books.