Celina Wilde longs to leave behind her world of picture-book illustrating to become a serious artist. But a childhood memory, half-remembered yet deeply sinister, fills her with guilt. She is petrified to move on. As her career and marriage fall apart, this nameless fear threatens to destroy her. She knows the only way to be free and fulfilled is to search for the truth behind it. Her search takes her from London to the volcanic island of Graciosa, off Lanzarote, and in this desert 'faraway', new friendships deepen and she discovers a self she did not know existed. She also discovers the truth at the heart of her childhood memory. It could hardly be more unexpected, or more life-changing.
July 2016 : Paperback