By Julie Mayhew
£12.99 hardback, Bloomsbury Press
Release date: 17 October 2019
Another Berkhamsted author, this is Julie’s first foray into adult fiction, having previously written several wonderful books for young adults.
Never one to shy away from a controversial subject, this time Julie turns her attention to the deeply religious inhabitants of an isolated island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, where, the saying goes, nothing bad ever happens.
But when newcomers Viola Kendrick and her mother Deborah arrive from the mainland, they set in motion a series of events that lead to the discovery that all is not well on the island of Lark after all; that, hiding beneath the happy, safe exterior, lies a dark, sinister secret. A beautiful, intriguing and beguiling tale of witchcraft, sexuality and human nature.