Propulsive and Spellbinding: Read an Extract from Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy

Propulsive and Spellbinding: Read an Extract from Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy

When we were eight, Dad cut me open from throat to stomach.

In a forest in the wilds of British Columbia sat his workshop, dusty and reeking of blood. He had skins hanging to dry and they brushed our foreheads as we crept through them. I shivered, even then, while Aggie grinned devilishly ahead of me, bolder than me by far. After summers spent wishing to know what happened in this shed I was suddenly desperate to be gone from it.

He’d caught a rabbit and though he’d let us stalk the woods with him he’d never shown us the act of killing.

Aggie was eager, and in her haste she kicked a brine barrel, her foot making a deep echoing thud, one I felt on my foot, too. Dad looked up and sighed. ‘You really want to see?’

Aggie nodded. ‘Are you prepared for it?’

Another nod.

I could see the furry rabbit and all the blades. It wasn’t moving; dead already.

‘Come on over then.’

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        Publisher details

        Once There Were Wolves
        Author
        Charlotte McConaghy
        Publisher
        Penguin
        Genre
        Fiction
        Released
        03 August, 2021
        ISBN
        9781761043222

        Synopsis

        From the author of the international bestseller Migrations comes a pulse-pounding new novel set in the wild Scottish Highlands

        Inti Flynn arrives in Scotland with her twin sister, Aggie, to lead a team tasked with reintroducing fourteen grey wolves into the remote Highlands. She hopes to heal not only the dying landscape, but a broken Aggie, too. However, Inti is not the woman she once was, and may be in need of rewilding herself.

        Despite fierce opposition from the locals, Inti’s wolves surprise everyone by thriving, and she begins to let her guard down, even opening up to the possibility of love. But when a local farmer is found dead, Inti knows where the town will lay blame. Unable to accept her wolves could be responsible, she makes a reckless decision to protect them, testing every instinct she has.

        But if her wolves didn’t make the kill, then who did? And what will she do when the man she’s been seeing becomes the main suspect?

        Propulsive and spellbinding, Once There Were Wolves is the unforgettable tale of a woman desperate to save the creatures she loves. Part thriller, part redemptive love story, Charlotte McConaghy’s profoundly affecting novel will stay with you forever.

        Charlotte McConaghy
        About the author

        Charlotte McConaghy

        Charlotte McConaghy has been writing from a young age. She has both a Graduate Degree in Screenwriting and a Masters Degree in Screen Arts, and has worked in script development for film and television for several years. She has written a number of speculative fiction books but The Last Migration is her first literary novel. She lives in Sydney.

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