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Astor, Ontario. 1904.
A boy staggers out of the forest covered in blood and collapses at the feet of 16-year-old Emmy. While others are suspicious and afraid, Emmy is drawn to him. Is he really the monster the townsfolk say he is?

Astor, Ontario. 1994.
Megan arrives from London for her great grandmother Emmy’s 105th birthday. It should be a happy family occasion, but Megan is nursing a broken heart and carrying a secret she fears might consume her.

One family. Two women. A century of secrets. A timeless love story.
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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Children's / Teenage Fiction & True Stories / General Fiction (children's

On Sale: 5th April 2018

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780349003047


A gripping story about how we treat strangers, children and those outside the law [with] tantalising exposition of mystery and crime brilliantly done. A really accomplished and enjoyable YA novel
Amanda Craig, author of The Lie of the Land
A breathtaking murder-mystery and much more
the Jewish Chronicle
What a wonderful read! Keren David's first historical novel is written with feeling, great characterisation and good historical context. A great read.
The School Librarian
Completely engrossing. I couldn't put it down.
Cat Clarke, author of Girlhood
I enjoyed this book immensely . . . it's the sign of a good story that I was drawn into both narratives . . . deals with complex emotional subjects . . . I enjoyed how the stories connected through history and family, and it enabled me to reflect on how societal attitudes changed during the period of one woman's life.
Juno magazine
Two strong female voices and a story to match
Joanna Nadin, author of Joe All Alone
This fast-moving story will appeal to teenagers and adults alike . . . A warm, thrilling book about how we all have dark secrets, and the special bond between youth and age. I enjoyed reading it.
The Lady
Stranger deftly moves between both timelines, offering up two distinct voices and perspectives while at the same time presenting parallels in these young women's lives and choices . . . The truth that unfolds across the two narratives is complicated and compelling, adding a deeply satisfying mystery element to this exploration of family and love
Irish Times