A haunting, suspenseful tale of isolation and dread within a small island community gripped by a pandemic - from the author of A Boy and his Dog at the End of the World, perfect for fans of The Loney and Station Eleven
A water-borne blight hits a remote community on a small island on the edge of the Northern Atlantic. The islanders are a strange mix, some island-born, some seeking a slower life away from the modern world. All have their own secrets, some much darker than others. Rumour says the illness may be a water-borne neural infection from the shellfish farm, a case of mass hysteria - or even a long-buried curse - but when ferry service fails, inconvenience grows into nightmarish ordeal as the outwardly harmonious fabric of the community is unnervingly torn apart.
A haunting, suspenseful tale of isolation and dread within a small island community - from the author of A Boy and his Dog at the End of the World, perfect for fans of The Loney and Station Eleven.
Epic in scope, enthralling
I'm still thinking about this book, weeks after finishing it
That twist! That ending! You'll remember A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World long after you finish reading
A truly engrossing survival story, which gives us a haunting vision of a ruined Britain that's both dangerous and strangely beautiful . . . brings hope and humanity to a cold and scary world
Fletcher does a masterful job keeping the stakes high and the suspense crackling . . . This un-put-down-able story has everything - a well-imagined post-apocalyptic world, great characters, incredible suspense, and, of course, the fierce love of some very good dogs