I started this book and literally could not put it down. It started off with what I would call a rather scary element but I was drawn in. It is a book that has you puzzled throughout and you are even left with questions at the end. It is the story of an outsider. A must read.
“Jake Whyte is the sole resident of an old farmhouse on an unnamed island, a place of ceaseless rains and battering winds. It’s just her, her untamed companion Dog, and a flock of sheep, which is how she wanted it to be. But something is coming for the sheep _ every few nights one is picked off and left in rags.
It could be anything. There are foxes in the woods, a strange boy and a strange man, rumours of an obscure formidable beast. And there is Jake’s unknown past as well, perhaps breaking into the present, a story hidden thousands of miles away and years ago, in a landscape of different colour and sound a story held in the scars that stripe her back.”
A book certainly deserving of the award.
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I loved it too.
I’ve jujst read Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton and absolutely loved that too.
Oh I have that on my list too,