The Night of the Flood

Zoë Somerville

An atmospheric literary thriller set during the devastating North Sea flood of 1953, in which a love triangle turns murderous.

The Night of the Flood
Zoë Somerville

£8.99

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An atmospheric literary thriller set during the devastating North Sea flood of 1953, in which a love triangle turns murderous.

Her heart beat hard. There was a crazed beauty to the storm. It was almost miraculous, the way it took away the mess of life, sweeping all in its path…

No-one could have foreseen the changes the summer of 1952 would bring. Cramming for her final exams on her family’s farm on the Norfolk coast, Verity Frost feels trapped between past and present: the devotion of her childhood friend Arthur, just returned from National Service, and her strange new desire to escape.

When Verity meets Jack, a charismatic American pilot, he seems to offer the glamour and adventure she so craves, and Arthur becomes determined to uncover the dirt beneath his rival’s glossy sheen.

As summer turns to winter, a devastating storm hits the coast, flooding the land and altering everything in its path. In this new, watery landscape, Verity’s tangled web of secrets, lies and passion will bring about a crime that will change all their lives forever.

Praise for The Night of the Flood:

The unusual setting, around a North Sea flood in 1953, adds to the appeal of this excellent debut thriller about a murderous love triangle
INDEPENDENT
‘A brilliant new book… Writing a book interweaving fiction with disasters in living memory is not easy and has to be written with utmost respect. Zoe has done just that’
EASTERN DAILY PRESS
 shows lives and landscapes suspended between past and future, life and death – and shows what happens when this fine, terrifying balance fails. A taut, impressive debut
NEIL HEGARTY, AUTHOR OF INCH LEVELS

 

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