On the Savage Side

On the Savage Side

Modern & Contemporary Fiction, True Crime
Hardback Published on: 02/03/2023
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On the Savage Side
5 stars is totally inadequate for this book!
Another sublime piece of writing from Tiffany Mcdaniel. Here's an author who demands your attention with every word. A truly heartbreaking story told in a ... READ MORE
Kurde @Horsham
On the Savage Side
A brilliant book
"On the Savage Side" is truly an apt name for this book, because you will walk away moved and changed. Heartbreakingly, beautifully spirited characters ... READ MORE
Hebe at Fareham


Six women - mothers, daughters, sisters - gone missing. Inspired by the unsolved murders of the Chillicothe Six, this is the story of two sisters, both of whom could be the next victims. Arcade and Daffodil are twin sisters born one minute apart. With their fiery red hair and thirst for an escape, they form an unbreakable bond nurtured by their grandmother's stories. Together they disappear into their imagination and forge a world where a patch of grass reveals an archaeologist's dig, the smoke emerging from the local paper mill becomes the dust rising from wild horses galloping deep beneath the earth, and an abandoned 1950s convertible transforms into a time machine that can take them anywhere. But no matter how hard they try, Arc and Daffy can't escape the generational ghosts that haunt their family. And so, left to fend for themselves in the shadow of their rural Ohio town, the two sisters cling tight to one another. Years later, as the sisters wrestle with the memories of their early life, a local woman is discovered dead in the river. Soon, more bodies are left floating in the water, and as the killer circles ever closer, Arc's promise to keep herself and her sister safe becomes increasingly desperate - and the powerful riptide of the savage side more difficult to survive. Drawing from the true story of women killed in Chillicothe, Ohio, acclaimed novelist and poet Tiffany McDaniel has written a moving literary testament and fearless elegy for missing women everywhere.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781399606073
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Weight: 722g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 44 mm

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On the Savage Side
A compelling read..
Tiffany McDaniel bases her new novel on the unsolved murders of six women on Chilicotte, Ohio. She uses her imagination to great effect to draw her charact... READ MORE
Emine at Bromley
On the Savage Side
ON THE SAVAGE SIDE by Tiffany McDaniel, from beginning to end, is one of the most unsettling journey's I have ever taken. Like Tiffany's last book, BETTY, ... READ MORE
Wayne Fenlon
On the Savage Side
My favorite book of the year.
With only three released books, I honestly believe Tiffany McDaniel may well be the greatest novelist writing today. I don’t make these kinds of stateme... READ MORE
Steven Gomzi
On the Savage Side
On the Savage Side by Tiffany McDaniel
Twin sisters Arcade and Daffodil Doggs haven’t been dealt the best hand in life. Their mother and aunt both struggle with addiction, doing whatever it take... READ MORE