Sophie Jonas-Hill’s novel is an incredibly atmospheric thriller that swings from eerie to brooding to intense as the central character negotiates a world full of confusion and threat.
A mysterious woman stumbles into a deserted shack with no memory but a gun in her hand. There she meets an apparent stranger, Red, and the two find themselves isolated and under attack from unseen assailants.
Barricaded inside for a sweltering night, cabin fever sets in and brings her flashes of insight which might be memory or vision as the swamp sighs and moans around her.
Exploring in the dark she finds hidden keys that seem to reveal her identity and that of her mysterious host, but which are the more dangerous – the lies he’s told her, or the ones she’s told herself?
Sophie Jonas-Hill’s gripping and highly original debut will thrill fans of John Connolly, Holly Seddon and the Women’s Murder Club thrillers.