by Honno 2016
domestic noir novel, set mainly in Lyford, a fictionalised Luton, my
home in the 1960s
bleak January evening and Karen
Rothwell returns home from work. An apple falls from a bag and rolls
into a gully. An insignificant and undramatic event, but for some
sparks memories of a school friend Karen hasn’t seen or even
about for thirty-five years.
has Karen's forgotten childhood
crush suddenly sprung into life - and what is it she is still not
cannot rest until she finds out. But then, she’s never been
able to rest—she’s
too damaged. And she is not the only one. Will the truth heal, or only
open old wounds?
it will even inflict new ones.
"The story itself,with
its peeling layers of secrets and lies, is totally enthralling and
quite perfectly paced - this is one of those books that haunts you for
as long as you're reading, and stays with you long after you've
draws relentlessly towards an ominous ending... It is a thrilling read,
and believable too."