The stunning, shocking bestseller that you won't be able to put down
“One of the most extraordinary books you’ll ever read.” Ann Abrams
"Savagely bleak Wolf Creek-style horror, unreliably narrated by a psychologically troubled young woman. The story seems to be an allegory for bipolar disorder - the highs are too good to be true and the lows are unfathomably awful. You will be unprepared. Highly recommended, if you can handle it." Oodle
"I read a lot of books and have to say that this is one of the best books I've read in a long time! I was hooked from the beginning and found it hard to put the book down. A truly gripping story, which at times can be shocking." Lauren
“I couldn't put it down, there were times I wanted to.” Beth Boyd
“Part romance - part horror, you’ll want to tell your friends about it.” Chris Child
“A book that will hit you like a ton of bricks: shocking, romantic, disturbing, ultimately life-affirming.” David Andrews
“A story with a huge twist which will imprint itself on your mind.” Sarah Welsh
AN EXTRAORDINARY NOVEL OF LOVE, SUSPENSE, AND HORROR
Annabel is a troubled young woman trying to put her life back together. She takes a trip to the Suffolk coast to clear her head and get away from her stifling mother. When she arrives in the little seaside town she discovers a series of grisly murders have taken place.
Then a fateful meeting with Jude, a fascinating man who lives in a world of faded grandeur, takes her on a journey of self-discovery. Although Jude is supportive and kind, Annabel is not sure whether her feelings for him are reciprocated. Yet she finds some peace in his beautiful country house which shelters other damaged souls. But Jude comes under suspicion from the police, and the idyllic community is threatened.
Can Annabel escape her past or is her destiny sealed? And why is she haunted by horrific visions when she seems on the verge of finding love and happiness?
This is Betsy Reavley’s astonishing debut novel which will take you on a shattering journey through Annabel’s dreams and nightmares. It contains scenes some readers may find disturbing.