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When Sophia and her mum move into Revenge House, on the lonely and windswept Romney Marshes, little do they know how the timbers of the ancient building are steeped in the secretive life of the marshes. They are both struggling to cope with the death of Sophia’s father, although Sophia is embarking on a tentative romance with a local boy who is sensitive to her feelings. But suddenly they all find themselves sucked in to a criminal underworld that will eventually threaten their lives.

Reviews

Ashley's pacy thriller is especially strong on sense of place and the difficulty of mother/daughter relationships in adolescence
The Guardian
A tense, classy thriller
Books for Keeps
Ashley's gripping novel is part thriller, part story of a mother and daughter relationship as they struggle to adjust to new circumstances
Financial Times
A briskly streetwise style carries ther reader to a dramatic but uncontrived conclusion
Times Educational Supplement
A highly charged novel...intertwines a gripping crime thriller with an emotionally engaging storyline of grief, loss, love and relationships
Books Magazine