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The Grief Nurse

Angie Spoto

The Grief Nurse by Angie Spoto

A best new Scottish books of 2023 pick, The Herald

Imagine you could be rid of your sadness, your anxiety, your heartache, your fear.

Imagine you could take those feelings from others and turn them into something beautiful.

Lynx is a Grief Nurse. Kept by the Asters, a wealthy, influential family, to ensure they’re never troubled by negative emotions, she knows no other life.

When news arrives that the Asters’ eldest son is dead, Lynx does what she can to alleviate their Sorrow. As guests flock to the Asters’ private island for the wake, bringing their own secrets, lies and grief, tensions rise.

Then the bodies start to pile up.

With romance, intrigue and spectacular gothic world-building, this spellbinding debut novel is immersive and unforgettable.

RRP: £16.99
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781914518171
Publication Date: 13/04/2023
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Angie Spoto
Angie Spoto is an American writer living in Scotland. She grew up near Chicago, lived in the Netherlands, and eventually moved to Scotland to get her PhD in Creative Writing...



Scots Magazine

‘A powerful debut novel that explores serious, sensitive issues through a unique prism of fantasy.’

The Guardian

‘Expect intricate world-building, a touch of politics and a smidgen of the surreal.’

The Herald

‘Wonderful debut... A dark fantasy, dystopian, crime novel.’

Scottish Book of the Week, The Courier


C J Cooke, bestselling author of The Lighthouse Witches


Helen Marshall

‘Exquisite... Drama unfolds with an irresistible power.’

The Inverness Courier


Elizabeth Reeder

‘A stellar debut and, honestly, one of my favourite reads of the past few months. Inventive and beautifully written.’

Jodie Sloan, the AU Review

‘Original and striking.’

Cailean Steed

‘I was blown away by this highly original and enchanting story which I cannot recommend enough!’

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UPDATE: Thanks for all your support and pre-orders! The Grief Nurse is out now, with gorgeous foil, and silvery endpapers. We couldn't have done it without our readers! If you...