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That Dark Remembered Day by Tom Vowler

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The events of That Dark Remembered Day in the spring of 1983 are only alluded to briefly in the first two pages of this story. We then fast forward to 2012 and Stephen’s mother needs him home as she is dying. Now we revert back to six months prior to that fateful day as his father returns from the Falklands War. The writing is superb, wonderfully descriptive of place and emotions, full of insightful observations and underneath, permeating through it all, is a feeling of dread of what is to come – of which I will tell you nothing. Just read it.

If you like Tom Vowler you might also like to read books by Lisa Ballantyne, Samantha Hayes and Belinda Bauer.

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That Dark Remembered Day by Tom Vowler

Can you ever know what those closest to you are really capable of? When Stephen gets a phone call to say his mother isn't well, he knows he must go to her straight away. But he dreads going back there. He has never been able to understand why his mother chose to stay in the town he grew up in, after everything that happened. One day's tragic events years before had left no one living there untouched. Stephen's own dark memories are still poisoning his life, as well as his marriage. Perhaps now is the time to go back and confront the place and the people of his shattered childhood. But will he ever be able to understand the crime that punctured their lives so brutally? How can a community move on from such a terrible legacy?


Tom Vowler is an author to watch out for; a writer, if there is any justice in the world, who is going places -- FRESH BLOOD Author of the Month,

A devastating story, staying with the reader long after the last page - on WHAT LIES WITHIN

About the Author

An award-winning writer living in south-west England, Tom Vowler's short story collection The Method won the inaugural Scott Prize in 2010 and, in 2011, the Edge Hill Readers' Prize. This is his debut novel.

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19th June 2014


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Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group


320 pages


Thriller / Suspense
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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