Emma D’Eresby, a young and self-contained professor of history, leaves Cambridge for a post in an exclusive university in the USA, intent on finding a long-overlooked 17th century journal. Bound within its pages are secrets that threaten to bring Emma into conflict with the present; but can she discover the truth – and will she believe it?
“An ominouse sense of developing tension…a most fluent writer.” Colin Dexter Inspector Morse
“The sense of growing menace will have readers gripping the edge of their seats. A tense and accomplished debut blending history, romance and thriller.” – Fay Sampson, The Hunted Hare
“An impressive debut for a promising new writer. One to watch.” – Taylor Holden, Waking Ned and The Sense of Paper
“C. F. Dunn’s vivid prose holds the reader’s attention right to the riveting conclusion.” – Mel Starr, The Unquiet Bones