Book cover for The Melting

The Melting



13 May 2021
416 pages
Imprint: Picador


Challenging and disturbing, The Melting is an incredibly cruel fable about friendship and adolescence . . . Lize Spit raises the tension and accelerates the suspense until reaching a dark and majestic ending . . . She knows no fear. It is we, the readers, that are left trembling.
The Melting is like a long-range missile that at first only casts a dark shadow as it flies overhead, apparently without causing any damage, but then strikes its target with calculated precision.
So good you can hardly believe it's a first novel.
Fascinating . . . Terrifying, dark, both foreign and familiar, this first novel leaves a taste of delicious unease.