A marine biologist specialising in seahorses, Tina is returning for her brother's wedding to the Fenland village where she grew up. A moment of panic about her 10-year-old daughter triggers a vision of her best friend, Mandy Baker, who went missing without a trace at the same age three decades ago. And the more Tina replays events and relives her tempestuous upbringing, the more she believes she knows what happened to Mandy - and who was responsible.
Jill Dawson's affecting novel is an incisive and disturbing exploration of desire and childhood.
"Slow-burning, spine-crawling....It is a compelling, haunting and intelligent read." ( Daily Telegraph)
"An outstanding novel....Intense, intelligent and compelling." ( Daily Mail)