The Loch

By Fran Dorricott

*EXCLUSIVE short story when you buy the ebook!*

The town knows the dangers of the loch. But who will the dark waters claim next…?

Twenty years ago, three young women disappeared, never to be found. The rumour to this day is that their bodies are still hidden deep within the murky Loch Aven.

When Eleanor, Clio and Michaela find themselves rained out of a camping trip in the Scottish countryside, they have no option but to book the mysterious house nestled on the banks of the lake. But little do they know that history has a way of repeating itself.

As secrets in the tightknit community begin to surface, and Michaela suddenly disappears, it becomes clear that something sinister is at play. And now it’s a race against time to unravel the mystery before the dark waters claim their next victim…

A claustrophobic, eerie and atmospheric thriller perfect for fans of Lucy Foley and Sarah Pearse.

Readers are gripped by THE LOCH!

‘This book had a bit of everything! Suspense, intrigue, action, murder, mystery, a few crazy twists…a great whodunnit!’ Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Intriguing and suspenseful. This was a fantastic book with so many twists and sharp turns.’ Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This one sucks you in from the first page…Dorricott is among the only authors where I genuinely feel my heart starting to race as I read.’ Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Creepy and atmospheric with lots of twists and turns. What a fantastic read!’ Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘An excellent setting that adds a mysterious life to the story all on its own.’ Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Moody and atmospheric, this is a very spooky read.’ Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Format: Digital download
Release Date: 16 Mar 2023
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-844937-7
Fran Dorricott is an author based in Derby, where she lives with her family, two cats, and three dogs (one of whom weighs more than she does). She holds a degree in American Literature with Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and an MA with distinction in Creative Writing from City University London.Fran is also a bookseller working in the Derby branch of Waterstones, which is secretly just a way for her to fuel her ridiculous book-buying addiction. The Loch follows her incredibly atmospheric thriller, The Lighthouse.

Praise for Fran Dorricott: -

‘A brilliant page-turner.’CLOSER -

”'Charming, old-fashioned and eerily atmospheric.” - DAILY MAIL

”'A spooky rollercoaster of a book. A great set of interesting characters whose dark backstories reveal themselves as the story develops. Lots of twists and turns. I loved it. Highly recommended.” - SIMON McCLEAVE

”'Such a strong sense of place that you will be genuinely confused when you look up and realise you’re reading on a train and not on the bleak, isolated island that the author paints so vividly and beautifully.” - CAROLINE CORCORAN

”'Claustrophobic and eerie - it kept me guessing!” - NELL PATTISON

”'Creepy, tense and so, so atmospheric - The Lighthouse is a wonderfully satisfying story with layers and layers of suspicion and intrigue.” - ANDREA MARA

”'The Lighthouse has a claustrophobic atmosphere, mounting suspense and twists and turns that will keep you hooked. I couldn’t put it down.” - VICKI BRADLEY