The second novel from Melissa Bailey, author of The Medici Mirror. Perfect for fans of
The second novel from Melissa Bailey, author of The Medici Mirror. Perfect for fans of Barbara Erskine.
One summer's day, Freya's husband and son vanish at sea.
A year on, and struggling to cope, Freya returns to the lighthouse-keeper's cottage on a remote Hebridean island, where she and her family spent so many happy times.
Haunted by visions of her old life, Freya's dreams are dark and disturbed. And when a stranger, Daniel, is washed ashore during a storm, they turn even more menacing.
As dream and reality start to merge, Daniel seems to be following Freya's every move. What does he want from her and is he everything he seems to be?
Is her mind playing tricks? Or is the danger that she senses very real?
“Captivating and beautifully written”
“A poignant and beautifully atmospheric tale… A powerful tale of grief, hope, mystery and magic. Perfect for fans of Posie Graeme-Evans, Elizabeth Gifford, Lucy Atkins and Barbara Erskine and Rachel Hore”
Lisa reads Books
“Intriguing and haunting, with strong characters and a cleverly interwoven dual-time story”
Random Things through my Letterbox
“A strong and accomplished story of myths, folklore, legends, families and a unique take on grief...descriptive, flowing and evocative”
Reflections of a Reader
“Her writing is lovely: gentle and descriptive... [there are] some great twists and turns and an exciting climax... You won't want to stop reading”
The Book Magpie
“Engaging and absorbing read”
Linda's Book Bag
“A haunting tale with a fascinating historical background”