A girl named Tara disappears from her small English village, leaving behind a grieving but ultimately resigned family. Then 20 years later she returns-almost completely unchanged. Clearly, the work of a fantasist-Joyce has won both British Fantasy and World Fantasy awards-and comparisons are being made to Keith Donohues The Stolen Child and S.J. Watsons When I Go To Sleep. Note, too, that Joyces The Silent Land was a Stephen King Summer Pick in EW-and act accordingly.
Joyce's mesmerizing new novel centers around the disappearance of a young girl from a small town in the heart of England. Her sudden return 20 years later, and the mind-bending tale of where she's been, will challenge perceptions of truth.