Two Storm Wood

Two Storm Wood

The must-read BBC Between the Covers Book Club Pick

Summary

An extraordinarily atmospheric and page-turning historical thriller.

In 1919, on the desolate battlefields of northern France, thousands of soldiers undertook the immense and dangerous task of gathering up the dead for mass burial.

Two Storm Wood follows the stories of three British people whose lives have been affected by war in very different ways: a young woman who boldly sets out to find out what happened to her fiancé, who went missing in action; a soldier tasked with co-ordinating the retrieval of the dead; and a detective sent to investigate what appears to be a series of murders in the empty, devastated landscape.

Unmissable high-quality historical fiction of the best kind.

Reviews

  • Although the novel is deftly plotted and the atmosphere all distorting fog and claustrophobic dugouts, its achievement lies in Gray's finely worked portraits of the pity of war - those damaged by conflict and those who have to deal with its mind-altering consequences.
    The Times

About the author

Philip Gray

Philip Gray was inspired to write TWO STORM WOOD by his grandfather who fought in the First World War.

https://www.philipgraybooks.com/
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