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The Night of the Flood

(2020)
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An atmospheric literary thriller set during the devastating North Sea flood of 1953, in which a love triangle turns murderous.

Her heart beat hard. There was a crazed beauty to the storm. It was almost miraculous, the way it took away the mess of life, sweeping all in its path...

No-one could have foreseen the changes the summer of 1952 would bring. Cramming for her final exams on her family's farm on the Norfolk coast, Verity Frost feels trapped between past and present: the devotion of her childhood friend Arthur, just returned from National Service, and her strange new desire to escape.

When Verity meets Jack, a charismatic American pilot, he seems to offer the glamour and adventure she so craves, and Arthur becomes determined to uncover the dirt beneath his rival's glossy sheen.

As summer turns to winter, a devastating storm hits the coast, flooding the land and altering everything in its path. In this new, watery landscape, Verity's tangled web of secrets, lies and passion will bring about a crime that will change all their lives forever.

Praise for The Night of the Flood:



'Evocative, glorious and tragic' Melanie Golding

'A taut, impressive debut' Neil Hegarty

'Atmospheric and haunting' Emma Stonex

'A compelling story about love and friendship, secrets and betrayal' Anna-Marie Crowhurst

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"Evocative, glorious and tragic all at once ... The writing is superb." - Melanie Golding

"The Night of the Flood shows lives and landscapes suspended between past and future, life and death – and shows what happens when this fine, terrifying balance fails. A taut, impressive debut." - Neil Hegarty


Used availability for Zoe Somerville's The Night of the Flood

Hardback Editions

September 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Night of the Flood
Author(s): Zoe Somerville
ISBN: 1-83893-460-X / 978-1-83893-460-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

May 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Night of the Flood
Author(s): Zoe Somerville
ISBN: 1-83893-462-6 / 978-1-83893-462-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Night of the Flood
Author(s): Zoe Somerville
ISBN: 1-83893-461-8 / 978-1-83893-461-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Night of the Flood
Author(s): Zoe Somerville
ISBN: 1-80024-279-4 / 978-1-80024-279-1
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Night of the Flood
Author(s): Zoe Somerville
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


September 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Night of the Flood
Author(s): Zoe Somerville
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Night of the Flood
Author(s): Zoe Somerville
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Night of the Flood
Author(s): Zoe Somerville
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU