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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 (

Crime / Mystery / Thriller, Fiction, Forthcoming Titles, Novels


Available on backorder


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 frontline protests.

Mysterious threats and suspicious accidents put friendships on the line, and Elin and Bede’s marriage under unbearable pressure. Is there a connection with their uncle’s death? Who is trying to stop them saving not just their home and village but the wider world, and how far will they go? But far from a global threat, it seems the enemy could be closer to home.


"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

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

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