Publication Date: Available Now from Orenda
Source: Review Copy
In a reimagined contemporary Edinburgh, in which a tectonic fault has opened up to produce a new volcano in the Firth of Forth, and where tremors are an everyday occurrence, volcanologist Surtsey makes a shocking discovery. On a clandestine trip to The Inch – the new volcanic island – to meet Tom, her lover and her boss, she finds his lifeless body. Surtsey’s life quickly spirals into a nightmare when someone makes contact – someone who claims to know what she’s done..
Fault Lines was without doubt one of the best books I have read in a long long time that includes all the best things – beautiful writing, an atmospheric and compelling story, intensely engaging and often divisive characters and in this case a speculative setting that felt so real I’m almost expecting to see a Volcano the next time I visit Scotland…
Aside from that it is an intricately woven mystery, a unique one too, that is often unexpected and completely riveting first page to last. You are just absorbed into it and before you know it you have read the entire book in one big gulp (or possibly that’s just me but I don’t think so!) because once you are in you are IN.
I’m not sure what else I can say to be honest – it’s one of those books that isn’t like any other around at the moment, for that reason alone it is a wonderful read, certainly in my honest opinion this authors best yet and he wasn’t exactly shabby with the last few.
Highly Recommended. With bells on.
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