Author Graham Joyce won the 1996 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel for The Tooth Fairy, which explored the menacing but seductive relationship between a fairy and a young boy growing up in the 1960′s English Midlands.
His new novel Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Joyce returns to the fairy haunted woods.
For twenty years after Tara Martin disappeared from her small English town, her parents and her brother, Peter, have lived in denial of the grim fact that she was gone for good. And then suddenly, on Christmas Day, the doorbell rings at her parents’ home and there, dishevelled and slightly peculiar looking, Tara stands. It’s a miracle, but alarm bells are ringing for Peter. Tara’s story just does not add up. And, incredibly, she barely looks a day older than when she vanished.
Peter’s parents are just delighted to have their little girl back, but Peter is not so sure. There is something about her. A haunted, otherworldly quality. Some would say it’s as if she’s off with the fairies. And as the months go by Peter begins to suspect that the woods around their homes are not finished with Tara and his family…