A stunning debut novel about prejudice, friendship and justice.
Annabelle has lived in Wolf Hollow all her life: a quiet place, still scarred by two world wars. But when cruel, manipulative Betty arrives in town, Annabelle's calm world is shattered, along with everything she's ever known about right and wrong.
When Betty accuses gentle loner Toby - a traumatised ex-soldier - of a terrible act, Annabelle knows he's innocent. Then Betty disappears . . .
Now Annabelle must protect Toby from the spiralling accusations and hysteria, until she can prove to Wolf Hollow what really happened to Betty.
Powerful, poignant and lyrical, Wolf Hollow is an unforgettable story.
“There are echoes of To Kill a Mockingbird . . . An accomplished and powerful debut”
“Gorgeous . . . Wolk’s novel stuns”
“The spare but hauntingly beautiful language paints every early morning walk to school, household chore, emotion, and rational and irrational thought in exquisite detail . . . Perfectly pitched to be used in classrooms alongside To Kill a Mockingbird”
“The honesty of Wolf Hollow will just about shred your heart, but Annabelle’s courage and compassion will restore it to you, fuller than before. This book matters”
Sara Pennypacker, author of Pax