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By Alison Layland

"A compelling story, contemporary and relevant with its strong environmental messages, combining mystery and long-hidden family secrets with elements of a psychological thriller - I thoroughly enjoyed this one." Anne Williams, Being Anne (beinganne.com)

Crime / Mystery / Thriller, Fiction, Novels



Deep water. Dark secrets. Dangerous neighbours.

No longer the benign friend of summer, the Severn
was a restless dragon slithering its way past

After a beloved family member is drowned in a devastating flood, Bede and Elin Sherwell want nothing more than to be left in peace to pursue their off-grid life. But when the very real prospect of fracking hits their village, they are drawn in to the front line of the protests. During a spring of relentless rain, a series of mysterious threats and suspicious accidents put friendships on the line, and the Sherwells’ marriage under unbearable tension. Is there a connection with their uncle’s death? As the river rises and pressure mounts, Bede’s sense of self begins to crumble and Elin is no longer sure who to believe or what to believe in.


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"I was completely drawn in by her characters and their environment… The sense of unease that pervades throughout was heart-stopping at moments. A terrific read." Emma Curtis

"A haunting and elegantly written novel about family secrets and their shocking consequences. It builds to a twist that nearly made me miss my tube stop." Louisa Treger

"Wonderful descriptions of nature and a keen eye for the dynamics of life in a small community." Isabell Costello, The Literary Sofa

"Menace and intrigue walk hand in hand through the pages, adding a sharp edge to the tale. As the story powers towards its conclusion, the tension reaches breaking point. Riverflow is a fascinating, thoughtful, and compelling tale with real bite." Liz Robinson, Lovereading

"It's a gripping story of intelligent suspense with ecological themes that linger in the mind." Martine Bailey

ISBN: 9781909983977
Language: English
Categories: Crime / Mystery / Thriller, Fiction, Novels
First Published by Honno: 20th June 2019

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