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On a hot July day, Lindsay Mathieson, confident, careless and thirteen years old, walks up the beach where she has played all her life, around the rocks and out of sight. She leaves behind her two younger brothers, and two cousins. She does not come back.

Thirty years later, the events on that fateful day remain a mystery. Gradually the cousins are drawn back to the High House, where as children they played on that sunny beach. There they must come to terms not just with the past, but with their own fallibility, and an uncertain future.

Reviews

'[Waiting for Lindsay] is a lyrical and melancholy novel about loss, relationships and passing time, but it can also be read as a Robert Goddard-style mystery.' Publishing News
Forsyth writes with warmth and sensitivity, exploring the ways in which an ordinary family is changed by tragedy
The Times
Waiting for Lindsay is a confident debut presenting real, difficult lives in a fluid telling that washes out the dark nooks and crannies of loss and love
Highland News
'A warm, sensitive novel which explores the long-lasting effects of a family tragedy' Coventry Evening Telegraph
An evocative, atmospheric read about a family contending with more troubles than most
Press & Journal, Aberdeen
'moving, haunting and . . . beautifully written. . . an impressive debut that provides a vivid impression of the past as a shared experience' Metro
A haunting first novel
The Inverness Courier
An enthralling read
Family Circle
[Waiting for Lindsay] is a lyrical and melancholy novel about loss, relationships and passing time, but it can also be read as a Robert Goddard-style mystery'
Publishing News
. . . haunting and evocative. . . assured and polished
Yorkshire Post
An enthralling first novel written with polish and assured style.
Pocklington Press
At times uncomfortable but never less than compelling, this is a work of near poetic accomplishment.
Caledonia