‘I had the dream again. And there she was. The little girl. She was standing as she always stands, on the bank of the river. Grass green beneath her feet. Little red shoes, little white dress.’
Sara and Tom Ravenscroft need to escape London after a terrorist event threatens Tom’s life. Their search for a simpler, safer life in the country takes them to the edge of Cornwall, to a house deep in its own small valley, and the river that runs through it. But the locals are hardly welcoming, and it’s not long before Sara begins to struggle with the isolation; the haunting dream that has plagued her since childhood starts to creep into the everyday – does the past hold the key to her dream or is it the present she needs to be wary of?
Featured on Radio Wales as one of the best ghost stories of the year, The Weight of Water is poised between the supernatural and the psychological, a thoughtful thriller that stays with the reader long after it is finished.
“This novel is described by the Times as a ‘minor masterpiece’, but I think that the ‘minor’ does not do this book, or its author justice” – Fiction Lover