The shadow year
A spellbinding tale of grief, jealousy and betrayal, from the author of the Richard & Judy Book Club selected SECRETS OF THE TIDES. 1980. On a hot summer's day five friends stumble upon an abandoned cottage hidden deep in the English countryside.
Isolated and run-down, it offers a retreat, somewhere they can escape from the world.
But as the seasons change, tensions begin to rise... Three decades later, Lila arrives at the remote cottage.
Bruised from a tragic accident and with her marriage in crisis, she finds renovating the tumbledown house gives her a renewed sense of purpose.
But why did the cottage's previous inhabitants leave their belongings behind? And why can't she shake the feeling that someone is watching her?