There is an echo of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca in Sarah Maine's appealing debut novel
A tremendous accomplishment. So assured, so well-judged, and with such an involving story to tell, this might be the author's fifth or sixth novel, not her first. A literary star is born!
...it came as a great surprise to learn that this was the author's debut novel. I predict great things for Sarah Maine
Scotland's Outer Hebrides provides the sensuous setting for [this] impressive debut...[a] beautifully crafted novel.
Maine skillfully balances a Daphne du Maurier atmosphere with a Barbara Vine-like psychological mystery...The setting emerges as the strongest personality in this compelling story, evoking passion in the characters as fierce as the storms which always lurk on the horizon. A debut historical thriller which deftly blends classic suspense with modern themes.
Lovely atmospheric descriptions of Hebridean light and landscape