I’m very excited about this week’s Friday read. It’s a Costa Book Awards winner and Waterstones Book Club recommendation.
I’ve heard very good things about it.
On Wednesday, my Mum and I had an afternoon together, which involved drinking tea, eating scones and book shopping (of course). When I asked the bookseller to recommend a book, she didn’t hesitate in taking this one from the shelf.
The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley, available in white or black cover designs. I went for white.
Here’s the blurb:
‘Two brothers. One mute, the other his lifelong protector.
Year after year, their family visits the same sacred shrine on a desolate strip of coastline known as the Loney, in desperate hope of a cure.
In the long hours of waiting, the boys are left alone. They cannot resist the causeway revealed with every turn of the treacherous tide, the old house they glimpse at its end…
Many years on, Hanny is a grown man no longer in need of his brother’s care.
But then the child’s body is found. And the Loney always gives up its secrets, in the end.’
This week has been very busy, so I can’t wait to get started on this new book. Review to follow.
What is your Friday read?