Launch Day: The Weeper

The day has finally arrived! The Weeper has pounced from its archaic, black lair of skin-crawling chaos in which it’s been growing and shaping amidst a maelstrom of restless ghosts for the past three years. 
Dare you let it take you back to its terrifying tunnel in the woods to see what new horrors await?
The Weeper, although a standalone novel, is a direct follow-up to The Cundy. And, as you may remember, The Cundy is a coming-of-age tale that has us rooting for bullied teenager Sullivan Carter who seeks shelter in and is then inexplicably drawn to the cundy – a real-life tunnel in my childhood hometown – and the dark secrets it keeps.

The Weeper takes place a year after the events of The Cundy. It’s 1997. Sullivan is now an apprentice at Carter & Sons Funeral Home, and his life has settled down considerably. Until his younger brother, Colton, opens a door to the afterlife in their new home, that is.

A ghostly child now cries inconsolably from somewhere within the walls of the house. A tall, spindly shadow man who belongs in a forgotten children’s rhyme creeps through rooms after dark. And a spate of gruesome deaths in the village coincides with reported sightings of a beast that prowls the streets at night.

Can Sullivan save the entire village by solving a decades’ old mystery and closing the otherworldly door left open by Colton? Or will the darkness from last year, the darkness he’d rather forget, destroy him? 

Because some things from the cundy will not rest.

Fun Fact: The black ribbon around a funeral director’s hat is called a weeper. 

Praise for The Cundy:

‘Once again, Dixon weaves her magic with grounded and vivid characters who evoke feelings of empathy, frustration and hope in equal measures.’


‘A feat which most authors strive for is to have the people they create come “alive”, and connect with the reader on some level. Dixon manages to do that seemingly effortlessly. Overall, I felt this was an extremely well described, atmospheric novel that showcased a boy coming-of-age to perfection.’ 


‘The cundy itself is an unusual, ominous antagonist. A formidable yet unknown quantity shrouded in darkness and local lore, it hauntingly calls to the book’s characters, preying on their individual fears and torments.’


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