FRESH as today's headlines, Holland's sharp debut focuses on Rosalind Simm, the mother of 15-year-old Stephanie who ran away with her school geography teacher six years ago.
Holland builds a fascinating story around a compelling subject. And the ending? It certainly leaves its mark. A great debut - Holland is definitely one to watch.
When Stephanie, 15, ran off with her teacher, her mum Rosalind and family were subject to an investigation and public scrutiny. Six years on, the teacher's coming out of prison and Rosalind has to face unanswered questions.
A story to resonate with all parents.
Tense and emotionally charged with an uncomfortably ominous atmosphere, this startling novel leads us through the complex relationship between a mother and daughter.
Eva Holland's gripping debut is unputdownable.