A compelling blend of suspense, adventure and romance in a small fishing community off the coast of Maine, from the author of THE SNOW FALCON.
On an island off the coast of Maine, in the small town of Sanctuary Harbor, a local fisherman disappears. Murder is suspected; but there is no body. Suspicion rests on Ella, candidate for the forthcoming mayoral election, but this puts local lawyer Matt Jones in an uncomfortable position – he’s becoming increasingly attracted to Ella and can’t accept her guilt. Who else would benefit from the death?
As Matt investigates further, a picture of prejudice and tension in the town emerges, and a wealthy summer visitor adds to the confusion when it appears she knew the fisherman better than she admits. But a secret exists between her and Ella.
Against this background comes the reappearance of valuable bluefin tuna in the gulf, along with their natural predators, a pod of killer whales. As the struggling fishermen attempt to exploit this piece of seeming good fortune, an explosive drama ensues.
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‘Harrison is set to become a literary star… a very good book’
‘A heartfelt story by a distinctive new voice’
‘The story is as tough as it is tender, an exceptionally well-woven tapestry of romance and danger… it’s very, very good’
‘A big, sweeping drama, a lovely book’
‘Entertaining, engrossing, intriguing’
‘A beautiful, lyrical ode to a magnificent bird of prey and a novel of forgiveness and redemption… Here’s hoping Harrison will write many more wonderful books. Recommended.’
On a dark night on small island off the coast of Maine, a shot is heard and a fisherman disappears. Despite the absence of a body, Ella Young is accused of murder and it falls to Matt Jones, the town's lawyer, to uncover the truth that will clear the woman he is in love with. However it soon becomes apparent that Ella isn't telling him everything she knows, and as the evidence mounts against her, Matt is forced to question his belief in her innocence.
A beautiful summer visitor adds further confusion when Matt finds she knew the missing man better than she's prepared to admit, and that she and Ella share an impenetrable secret. What begins as straightforward investigation is soon caught up in the rivalries of local politics and a bitter conflict between one faction that wants to change the island's traditional way of life and another, led by the proud and independent-minded Ella, that values the delicate balance between man and the sea.
Against this seething background comes the reappearance of valuable bluefin tuna is the gulf, along with their natural predators,a pod of orcas. As the struggling community attempts to exploit this piece of seeming good fortune, everything is set for an explosive drama.
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