Everyone says that Max is drowned, but Charlie thinks differently: she was in the mill-pool with him, and knows exactly what she saw. When she begins to see him in her dreams, her hopes are raised. It seems the reunion she craves is possible. But where exactly is Max leading her? And will she be able to return?
Compelling reading . . . Sensitively depicted
Atmospheric and intriguing . . . The quality of the writing never flags
This novel braids the fantastic and the everyday together into a very skilful and readable story, full of real emotions and fairytale echoes
A finely choreographed novel of displacement, death and friendship