by Honno 2012
|A domestic noir novel, set in Pembrokeshire.
Lewis married John Owen in 1933.
Seventy-five years later, their granddaughter Sarah comes upon the
ruined cottage where they had once farmed, and the discovery inspires
her to investigate her family history. But when she unearths a shocking
secret, her interest becomes an obsession. Escaping from her own
tragedy, she immerses herself in an older one; a tragedy that overturns
her fantasies of an idyllic past, for the story of Gwen and her husband
John Owen was anything but idyllic. When the full unpalatable truth
dawns on Sarah, she finds herself rethinking her own life.
true page-turner, and as the tale grows in momentum, it graduates from
chilling to horrific, as it tells of one woman's fixation with a past
that should have remained closed."
by piece,she builds these women's lives until they sneak into our
affections. The most chilling part of Thorne Moore's skill is the way
that she represents evil."