A single phone call from halfway across the world is all it takes to bring her home . . . `Ellie, something bad has happened.'Desperate to escape her `kid from the scrapyard' reputation, Ellie Rook has forged a new life for herself abroad, but tragedy strikes when her mother, Imelda, falls from a notorious waterfall. Here, according to local legend, the warrior queen Finella jumped to her death after killing a king.
In the wake of her mother's disappearance, Ellie is forced to confront some disturbing truths about the family she left behind and the woman she has become. Can a long-dead queen hold the key to Ellie's survival? And how far will she go to right a wrong?Featured on the Guardian's `NOT THE BOOKER LONGLIST, 2019' (https://www.theguardian.com/books/series/not-the-booker-prize)