When James proposes, it seems like an opportunity for Jane to leave her lonely past behind and become part of a family.
But the presence of a woman in the cottage near their remote farmhouse threatens Jane's new-found happiness.
This compelling novel by one of Ireland's finest writers won a Somerset Maugham Award. "Madden's achievement is to make partial revelations about obscure lives as gripping as a thriller.
Her style is passionate, emotional, but never obvious and does not admit a single cliche or badly written sentence". (Observer).
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 04/09/2014
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571298761