Since she was 12 years old, Belle has lived with a secreta secret which cuts her off from her family, and isolates her wherever she goes. Against the unfolding horror of the Great War, her search for peace takes her from the brittle gaiety of English country house society to the remote Scottish mansions where her grandmother's tragedy was played out, and to the battlefields of Flanders. As the scarred and shattered men return from the trenches, and an influenza epidemic scythes across the country, Belle must finally discover a way to break free of her secret or lose everything.
About the Author
Michelle Paver was, until recently, a partner in a large London law firm before giving up the law to write full-time. Her other novels include: Without Charity; A Place in the Hills; The Shadow Catcher; and Fever Hill.