WATERSTONES SCOTTISH BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018! *******
‘Scotland’s Outer Hebrides provides the sensuous setting for this impressive debut…a beautifully crafted novel‘ – Publishers Weekly ‘Lovely atmospheric descriptions of Hebridean light and landscape’ – The Scotsman
A captivating story of a crumbling estate in the wilds of Scotland, its century-old secret and an enduring mystery… Following the death of her last living relative, Hetty Deveraux leaves London and her strained relationship behind for Muirlan, her ancestral home in Scotland – now in ruins. As Hetty dives headfirst into the repairs, she discovers a shocking secret protected by the house for a hundred years.
With only whispered rumours circulating among the local villagers and a handful of leads to guide her, Hetty finds the power of the past is still affecting her present in startling ways.
‘There is an echo of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca in Sarah Maine’s appealing debut novel’The Independent *previously published as Bhalla Strand*