Jane Flett’s debut novel Freakslaw chosen as Scottish Book Trust’s Book of the Month

We are delighted that Jane Flett’s debut novel Freakslaw has been chosen as Scottish Book Trust’s June Book of the Month for adult readers.


This is the latest in a string of accolades for Freakslaw, which was published by Doubleday on the 20th June. It was selected as a Guardian Book of the Month and one of their ‘best recent sci-fi, fantasy and horror’ novels. Ahead of publication, GQ called it one of their ‘best books of 2024 to pre-order now’ and ‘what might have happened if Angela Carter had written Footloose’.


More fantastic reviews have been pouring in. The Guardian calls it a ‘transgressive, inventive dark fantasy with believably complex characters’, the Observer the book ‘[Jane] was born to write’. The Daily Mail say it’s ‘mad and fun’ and Heat magazine calls it ‘a vibrant and wildly entertaining read.’


Jane has a summer of events planned, including a panel on ‘transgressive horror’ at Waterstones Trafalgar Square – tickets are available here. You can also find her Q and A with Scottish Book Trust here.