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A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice
Shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards 2016
Shortlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2017
Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2017

1950. A teenage girl is brutally murdered in a forest. But, somehow, her baby survives.

1976. A mysterious and charming young man returns to the remote coastal village of Mulderrig, seeking answers about the mother who, it was said, had abandoned him on the steps of a Dublin orphanage.

With the help of its oldest and most eccentric inhabitant, he will force the village to give up its ghosts. Nothing, not even the dead, can stay buried forever.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"I love this book." - Louis de Bernières

"Jess Kidd is a genius. Her prose sparkles with wit, savagery and startling originality. I loved it." - Tasha Kavanagh

"A hugely enjoyable read. I can't wait for more from Jess Kidd." - M L Stedman

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