A supernatural thriller about a young woman facing down ancient forces in the depths of the bayou…

Ever since her father was killed when she was just a child, Miranda Crabtree has kept her head down and her eyes up, ferrying contraband for a mad preacher and his declining band of followers to make ends meet and to protect an old witch and a secret child from harm.

But dark forces are at work in the bayou, both human and supernatural, conspiring to disrupt the rhythms of Miranda’s peculiar and precarious life. And when the preacher makes an unthinkable demand, it sets Miranda on a desperate, dangerous path, forcing her to consider what she is willing to sacrifice to keep her loved ones safe.

With the heady mythmaking of Neil Gaiman and the heartrending pacing of Joe Hill, Andy Davidson spins a thrilling tale of love and duty, of loss and discovery. The Boatman's Daughter is a gorgeous, horrifying novel, a journey into the dark corners of human nature, drawing our worst fears and temptations out into the light.

Early Praise for The boatman’s daughter

"What if I told you there was a gorgeously written novel that mixed Flannery O'Connor, backwoods noir, and the mythic horror of Clive Barker? Go read Andy Davidson's lush nightmare, The Boatman's Daughter. It put an arrow through my head and heart."

— Paul Tremblay
author of The Cabin at the End of the World

“An amazing and lyrical book – roiling with love and horror and loss. I can’t recommend this novel enough. Andy Davidson is an author to watch out for.”

— John Hornor Jacobs
author of A Lush and Seething Hell

“Davidson’s bone-cracking Southern Gothic is a noir thriller dipped in the dark mud of the bayou, packed with witches, demons, and gods. I was entangled in the dense roots of the story and the rich, aromatic prose from page one. A riveting, powerful, bloody ride you’ll never want to leave, despite the dangers within.”

— Philip Fracassi
author of Behold the Void