Riverflow

Riverflow

Alison Layland

Contemporary / Fiction / Crime

No longer the benign friend of summer, the Severn was a restless dragon slithering its way pastAfter a beloved family member is drowned in a devastating flood, Bede and Elin Sherwell want nothing more than to be left in peace to pursue their off-grid life. But when the very real prospect of fracking hits their village, they are drawn into the front line of the protests. During a spring of relentless rain, a series of mysterious threats and suspicious accidents put friendships on the line, and the Sherwells' marriage under unbearable tension. Is there a connection with their uncle's death? As the river rises in torrential rain, pressure mounts, Bede's sense of self begins to crumble, and Elin is no longer sure who to believe or what to believe in. 'I was completely drawn in by her characters and their environment... The sense of unease that pervades throughout was heart-stopping.' Emma Curtis
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Someone Else's Conflict

Someone Else's Conflict

Alison Layland

Contemporary / Fiction / Crime

The boy looks up and sees the foreigner's rifle aimed at him. Why is this man here? This is not his conflict, it is not the boy's... it is hell. Jay has been home for a long time, but the ghosts of Yugoslavia are still with him as he busks his way round the country. Marilyn is fresh out of a controlling relationship and desperate to reassert her independence. The last thing she needs is to fall for an itinerant storyteller who has a strange relationship with the truth. And then the police call on her. When the past catches up with the present and stories become reality, Jay and Marilyn must decide who to believe and who to betray. "A real page-turner about the need for love, and the search for redemption... If you like a fast-paced thriller but want more – then buy this book" Martine Bailey, author of An Appetite for Violets "Snatches my interest and my emotions and never lets go..." Thorne...
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