‘A gripping piece of storytelling, a debut written with the empathy and authority more usually encountered in the work of an established novelist. Vanessa Ronan is a considerable talent.’ Joseph O’Connor
‘Phenomenally atmospheric … beautifully written and very very gripping’ Marian Keyes
‘A powerful, formidable debut. Vanessa is a natural storyteller and what a gripping, dark, compelling story this is.’ Donal Ryan
‘… Written with poetry and vision. With a blistering ending that leaves you racing to its conclusion … an exciting new talent.’ Stylist
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SHE CAN FORGIVE. THEY CAN’T FORGET.
After ten years in the Huntsville State Penitentiary, Jasper Curtis returns home to live with his sister and her two daughters. Lizzie does not know who she’s letting into her home: the brother she grew up loving or the monster he became.
Teenage Katie distrusts this strange man in their home but eleven-year-old Joanne is just intrigued by her new uncle.
Jasper says he’s all done with trouble, but in a forgotten prairie town that knows no forgiveness, it does not take long for trouble to arrive at their door …