Hold Back The Tide

Hold Back The Tide

Paperback Published on: 05/03/2020
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Hold Back The Tide
An atmospheric and surprising thriller
This is a fantastic book. It's gripping, with a highly original plot that is both suspensful and breathtaking, and it builds to a finale that I'm still thi... READ MORE


Shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2021 Everyone knows what happened to Alva's mother, all those years ago. But when dark forces begin to stir in Ormscaula, Alva has to face a very different future - and question everything she thought she knew about her past... Unsettling, sharply beautiful and thought-provoking, Hold Back the Tide is the new novel from Melinda Salisbury, bestselling author of The Sin Eater's Daughter trilogy.

  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • ISBN: 9781407180298
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 210g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 135 x 19 mm

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Hold Back The Tide
Spooky and sublime!!
This book was everything I wanted and hoped for from Mel: incredible characters, a spooky setting, wonderful writing and scary. I just went though every em... READ MORE
Stephanie Elliott
Hold Back The Tide
Richly atmospheric, intense and just a little terrifying. A must read!
Okay hi, I’m not ok? You need to read this book. Ok ok I’m calm. Hold Back the Tide is Melinda Salisbury’s newest book. When I read the first chapter I kn... READ MORE
Lizzie | @littlehux
Hold Back The Tide
Brilliant, thrilling, and poignant.
Hold Back the Tide is a punchy, thrilling, and quite frankly terrifying little novel. Set in the wilds of Scotland, we follow 16 year old Alva and her mur... READ MORE
Kara Grimes
Hold Back The Tide
An incredible fantasy-thriller-horror that blends genres with amazing writing
HOLD BACK THE TIDE is Mel Salisbury's best book to date (and the shortest. NOOOO!), somehow surpassing my absolute love for STATE OF SORROW. If this book d... READ MORE
Sifa Poulton
Hold Back The Tide
I was not expecting the ending, it was a complete surprise and I honestly teared up.
This is set in Scotland at some point in the past but we don’t know exactly when. I found this a little jarring because I hadn’t realised it was historical... READ MORE
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