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The Moon Pool by Sophie Littlefield
  

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

Two women from very different backgrounds go to the frozen wastes of North Dakota in search of their teenage sons. They form an uneasy, slightly mistrusting alliance realising they will achieve more together than alone. The boys were working for a mining company which has a bad reputation for covering up accidents. The mothers believe their sons may have been killed in an accident – and then another story emerges. The book explores emotions; fear, worry, guilt and how the characters deal with the evolving situation in such a bleak, hostile landscape. It is a horrifying story told with tense, atmospheric drama.

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Synopsis

The Moon Pool by Sophie Littlefield

North Dakota is like nowhere Colleen has ever seen. Vast plains of silver snow, studded with shimmering black pools, lit by flares of orange light. This is the landscape that swallowed her son. Across town, another mother also searches for her missing boy. He too disappeared from the oilfields where he worked. And no-one seems to care that he is gone. These two women must work together to find their sons. But what they discover might destroy them both...

Reviews

'Littlefield has a gift for pacing ... page-turning action and evocative, harrowing descriptions'
Publishers Weekly

'A super engaging mystery story ... it's a gripping one'
Closer

'A modern crime thriller with a psychological twist ... Wonderful'
Big Issue

'The hunt, chase and crime part of this novel are very well done, but even better is the way we watch and understand the changing relationship between two women ... An excellent novel'
Literary Review

About the Author

Sophie Littlefield has been nominated for the Edgar, Barry and Macavity awards, has won the Anthony Award. This is her UK debut.

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Book Info

Publication date

9th April 2015

Author

Sophie Littlefield

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Author's Website

sophielittlefield.com/

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Publisher

Head of Zeus

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9781781856864

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