ARC REVIEW: Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder

Title: Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder
Pages: 256
Published by: Harvill Secker
Publication date: 22nd July 2021
Genre: Horror/Magical Realism
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones


One day, the mother was a mother but then, one night, she was quite suddenly something else.

At home full-time with her two-year-old son, an artist finds she is struggling. She is lonely and exhausted. She had imagined – what was it she had imagined? Her husband, always travelling for his work, calls her from faraway hotel rooms. One more toddler bedtime, and she fears she might lose her mind.

Instead, quite suddenly, she starts gaining things, surprising things that happen one night when her child will not sleep. Sharper canines. Strange new patches of hair. New appetites, new instincts. And from deep within herself, a new voice…

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