Blending Scandinavian folklore with dark fairy tales, this creepy and atmospheric debut novel by Rosie Cranie-Higgs will take you on a psychological joyride into a terror-filled realm known only as Whiteland.

‘You’re only going to get burned.’
‘By what?’
‘Monsters,’ she calls into the night. ‘And girls who go looking for them.’

In a lonely Swiss mountain village, Kira’s holiday is interrupted when her sister Romy ventures into the woods. It’s winter, it’s eerie, and there’s something out there.

When Romy returns, she’s different, and shouldn’t have survived the elements. Even though she isn’t acting normal, all their parents care about is that she’s still alive. 

Seeking answers, Kira starts to pry. Exploring the otherworldly forest, she stumbles upon a folkloric world called Whiteland.

But secrets like to be kept. If Kira runs away, she’ll be safe. If she doesn’t, her family might not survive. In the end, there’s no mercy in revenge.

Whiteland by Rosie Cranie-Higgs
Rosie Cranie-Higgs
The Whiteland Novels, #1
ISBN Numbers:
Hardcover:  978-1-948540-72-8
Softcover:   978-1-948540-73-5
Ebook:         978-1-948540-74-2 
LCCN: 2018968483

Page Count: 328
Release Date: 10/15/2020
Fiction / Dark Fantasy / Horror
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“…a truly unique dark/horror fantasy…Whiteland held me enthralled. I think this will have a broad appeal. Fantasy with a darker edge, horror, even those of us who love fairytales with teeth should find this a tense/intense reading experience.”
— Diana Stanhope, NetGalley Reviewer
“…an incredible and immensely fascinating novel that draws on Norwegian and Scandinavian folklore to create an illusory, darkly fantastical and dreamlike tale that is highly unique in its narration and genre…morbidly delightful!
— Kaitlyn Sutey, Muskoka Style Magazine
“…a spell binding adventure into a terrifying world of the supernatural. I highly recommend it!”
— Mark Erion, NetGalley Reviewer
“Great book. More or less read this in one sitting. Twists and turns that kept me guessing with an ending that I wasn't expecting.”
— Tracy Clarkson, NetGalley Reviewer
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“takes readers down a terror-filled rabbit hole in the Swiss Alps. This powerful series launch will haunt readers well after they’re done reading.”
— Publishers Weekly
“…classic mystery with a tinge of horror…invigorating
— Elizabeth Salinas, NetGalley Reviewer
“…difficult to put down…a breath of fresh air to read a beautifully imaginative horror story…
— Chantal Lyons, The Little Bookery
“…like an adult fairy tale—a combination of Narnia, Alice in Wonderland, folktale, and Norse mythology all rolled into one epic horror fantasy. This definitely has all of the makings for a truly remarkable story
— Elle, Goodreads Reviewer
“This book was everything I wanted it to be. I loved the writing…the plot and storyline in the book. It gave me all the feels I was looking for when I started reading this. I highly recommend…
— Tonya Luttrull, Rustic Book Reviews
“The spookiness is perfect…it delivers. It delivers strong…I honestly couldn't put it down. It was sooooo good.
— Milica Stanojević, NetGalley Reviewer
“the author does a really good job of making the reader feel the otherworldly and nightmarish atmosphere of the woods...which becomes increasingly terrifying and strange as the book goes on. Anyone that likes horror genre or paranormal genre or even folklore... will find this book more than satisfying.
— Carol, Librarything Early Reviewers
“I really liked this book. I couldn't stop reading it.
— Ashley, Librarything Early Reviewers
“The universe Cranie-Higgs has built is original and many of the creature are thoroughly frightening. She’s used an amalgam of folk tale, fantasy, and nightmare to create Whiteland. It’s a powerful opening for readers who enjoy the genre.
— Lynda, Librarything Early Reviewers
“With subtle hints of Scottish wit and dry British humor, this is a book that will keep you coming back for more and make you question whether an ending is ever the end.
— A Lover of Books blog
Whiteland is a brilliant book and I think the concept of it is so interesting, nothing like I've read before.
— Sarah Price, NetGalley Reviewer
Other Titles in the Series
Karliquai by Rosie Cranie-Higgs
“Winter time. In the woods. Swiss folklore. Female lead. Revenge! …there is plenty to capture your interest. I genuinely shivered…”  
— Scream Magazine
Book Information & Awards
The Pushcart Prize, 2020
Memento Mori by Rosie Cranie-Higgs