A tale full of full of real emotions and fairytale echoes
Charlie is devastated by the tragic accident up at a disused mill pool involving her best friend, Max. Refusing to believe Max is dead she embarks on an emotional journey in her dreams, where she believes she can see Max just ahead of her on the road. Soon her dreamworld becomes more important to her than anything else until this fantasy and the reality of real life begin to merge and give rise to strange events. With the help of her brother James, Charlie steers herself through the dangers and learns to face the truth and find a way of living after Max.
Praise for The Leap
Compelling reading... sensitively depictedGuardian
Atmospheric and intriguing... the quality of writing never flagsDaily Telegraph
This novel braids the fantastic and the everyday together into a very skilful and readable story, full of real emotions and fairytale echoes.Carousel
A finely choreographed novel of displacement, death and friendshipOxford Times