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Posted by Tom, February 11, 2015

The Beneath is here

Next month we’re very excited to be publishing a gripping, atmospheric thriller for 12+ year-olds: The Beneath, by S.C. Ransom, author of the acclaimed Small Blue Thing trilogy.

And yesterday, the first finished copies of the book arrived in the office – they look fantastic!

This is a fantastically dark, imaginative, and absorbing story that will hold on to you until the last page – perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere or China Mieville’s Un Lun Dun.

It’s an ordinary school day, but Lily is about to step into a nightmare. The girl rushing out of the Tube tunnel tells a crazy story about an underground community and a charismatic leader with an evil plan. How can Lily trust her? It’s only when Lily finds herself in the labyrinth beneath London that she learns the horrific truth – about the Farmer, the Crop and about herself. You’ll never be able to take the Tube again without wondering what lies beneath…

Here’s an early look at the book’s opening chapter:

And if you’d like to win an early advance copy, head over to the @NosyCrowBooks Twitter feed – we’re running a special giveaway! Just RT this tweet to be in with a chance of winning a copy:

The Beneath will be published on March 5 – you can pre-order it online here.

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