The Wilderness (Paperback)
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The Wilderness (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages
Published: 27/04/2023
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Once it was a family home. Now they are all at sea...

When Anna and David receive a phone call late one evening, their lives are upturned. Within minutes, they are travelling to the west coast of Scotland, preparing to care for two young sisters, tragically and suddenly orphaned.

It's a beautiful place, the heather is in bloom, the birds wheel above the waves, the deer graze peacefully in the distance. But the large granite house is no longer a home for the girls, and Anna knows she can never take the place of their mother. Then David invites his friend to stay, to 'ease them through' and Anna finds herself increasingly isolated, with everything she - and the girls - once knew of life discarded and overruled by a man of whom she is deeply suspicious.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472229908
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Praise for The Wilderness:

'Almost indecently readable . . . Duguid keeps the tension almost at boiling point' - Daily Mail

'Darkly beautiful and exquisitely written, I loved this haunting story' - Eve Chase

'Pungently atmospheric . . . beautiful descriptions' - Metro

'Evocative, stunning and so beautifully written, the landscape of the wilderness smothers Anna as effectively as her marriage has always done. A powerful book about how the needs of men often consume the women and girls around them. I absolutely loved it' - Araminta Hall

'Insightful, moving, and with a gloriously described location where nature rules' - Peterborough Telegraph

'Beautifully written and well-paced - a real page-turner which I read in two sittings . . . I can still picture every corner of the island as though I was there - a place of unease, mystery and wild beauty' - Goodreads reviewer

A slender, intense book that explores grief and love, but with such a sharp attention to detail that I found it very difficult to put down - Netgalley review

A clever exploration of family and grief. Not only is this a very well-written book with wonderfully-interesting characters, but the suspense builds at just the right pace as the story unfolds - Netgalley review

A wonderful, intense, evocative experience' - Carole Hailey

Praise for Look at Me:

With characters that are sharply observed with a beady eye for detail, this is a haunting study of family, grief, and loss - Daily Mail

This slender novel puts a fragile family under the spotlight with great effect - Cathy Rentzenbrink

Exquisitely written, with a beautiful balance between darkness and humour - Joanna Cannon

A clever exploration of family and grief - Red

'Swept away in the depth and darkness of her storytelling, the beauty of the landscape and these fragile, damaged relationships' - Emma Stonex

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Fictionophile

“A complex and original psychological study of a family”

I don't know what I expected after reading the blurb for this book, but whatever it was, it was NOT what I got.

This novel was highly original. Creepy and atmospheric yes, but deeply unsettling and bizarre as... More

Hardback edition
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“A very accomplished novel”

Anna and her husband David received the terrible news that his brother and wife have been killed. This is a novel about how your settled life can change overnight when the couple in their early 60s have to become... More

Hardback edition
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TripFiction

“Creepy novel set on a wild island SCOTLAND”

David and Anna are urban empty nesters in London. Their sons are in their twenties and long gone. When Anna and David get the devastating news that two young girls are in dire straits in their remote home on a... More

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