A domestic noir novel set in Pembrokeshire
published by Honno 2012
Gwenllian 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.
“…a 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.”
“Piece 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.”