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Riverflow

by Alison Layland

Crime / Mystery Family Drama Thriller and Suspense

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A suspense filled, dramatic story surrounds a couple as they grieve the death of a loved one. Bede and Elin live on the banks of the river Severn, environmentally conscious, they attempt to live their lives off-grid. When the village is threatened with fracking and accusations are thrown their way, their marriage not only takes the strain, danger beckons. Alison Layland balances the turmoil in the story quite beautifully with the descriptions of the countryside and surroundings. A hidden diary occasionally rears its head, spilling secrets, altering thoughts. Bede and Elin felt entirely real to me, the fractures in their relationship and sense of self are tangible. Menace and intrigue walk hand in hand through the pages, adding a sharp edge to the tale.  As the story powers towards its conclusion, the tension reaches breaking point. Riverflow is a fascinating, thoughtful, and compelling tale with real bite.

Liz Robinson

Riverflow Synopsis

Deep water. Dark secrets. Dangerous neighbours.

No longer the benign friend of summer, the Severn

was a restless dragon slithering its way past

After a beloved family member is drowned in a devastating flood, Bede and Elin Sherwell want nothing more than to be left in peace to pursue their off-grid life. But when the very real prospect of fracking hits their village, they are drawn in to the front line of the protests. During a spring of relentless rain, a series of mysterious threats and suspicious accidents put friendships on the line, and the Sherwells’ marriage under unbearable tension. Is there a connection with their uncle’s death? As the river rises and pressure mounts, Bede’s sense of self begins to crumble and Elin is no longer sure who to believe or what to believe in.

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ISBN: 9781909983977
Publication date: 20/06/2019
Publisher: Honno Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781909983977
Publication date: 20th June 2019
Author: Alison Layland
Publisher: Honno Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Family Drama, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense,

About Alison Layland

Alison Layland is a writer and translator. Raised in Newark and Bradford, she lives in mid-Wales with her husband and two teenage children. She studied Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Cambridge University, and after a brief spell as a taxi driver worked for several years as a chartered surveyor before returning to her first love – languages. She was Welsh learner of the Year in 1999, and in 2001 won first place at the National Eisteddfod with a short story written in Welsh. She translates for various publishers and agencies from German, French and Welsh – works of creative fiction and specialist ...

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