Fans of Simon Lelic, Lisa Ballantyne and Rosamund Lupton will love Tom Vowler. A son returns to the small town where he grew up, where his mother still lives and where a terrible event in his childhood changed the lives of every person living there. As the story unfolds through the eyes of the son, the mother and finally, the father, the reader experiences the taut build up to one day's tragic unravelling, and the shock waves that echoed through a once happy family and close-knit community. Will they ever be able to exorcise the damage of that day or do some wounds run too deep?
Tom Vowler is an award-winning writer living in South-West England. His short story collection THE METHOD won the inaugural Scott Prize in 2010 and the Edge Hill Readers' Prize in 2011. This is his second novel.