'Brilliant. Vine has the kind of near-Victorian narrative drive … that compels a reader to go on turning the pages' Sunday Times
In the long hot summer of 1976, a group of young people are camping in Wyvis Hall. Adam, Rufus, Shiva, Vivien and Zosie hardly ask why they are there or how they are to live; they scavenge, steal and sell the family heirlooms. In short, they exist. Ten years later, the bodies of a woman and child are discovered in the Hall's animal cemetery.
Which woman? Whose child?
'I defy anyone to guess the conclusion … the clues are cunningly planted, so that it seems one should have known all along. A most satisfying end' Daily Telegraph
'Nimbly written with all the Dickensian values of vivid characterization, fine prose style and a cunningly devised plot that shifts and twists and keeps you on the edge of your chair' Val Hennessy, Daily Mail