Rachel fends for herself in a country brought to its knees.
Since Jason left two years ago, she only ventures beyond the safety of her
storm wall when food supplies dwindle. Her one contact with the outside
world is through Noah, who runs the market. Hoping he might be the
answer to her isolation, she proposes a date. When another man turns up
in Noah's place, she is intrigued and repelled in equal measure. And when
Noah denies all knowledge, she sets out to track down the stranger.
Could this be a new beginning, or is she being drawn into a dangerous
Martine McDonagh worked in the music industry for 30 years, managing James, Fujiya & Miyagi and other bands, and is now programme leader on the MA Creative Writing & Publishing at West Dean College in Sussex. This is her debut novel. Her most recent is Narcissism for Beginners, published by Unbound in 2017 to considerable acclaim.