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As unsettling as it is minutely imagined, this striking debut novel from Tom Vowler will give serious pause for thought to anyone considering downsizing for a cosy life in the countryside. --Patrick Gale
Tom Vowler's debut novel is a finely achieved work. Sensitively written and beautifully crafted, it explores sexual violence and the resilience of human tenderness, set against the austere beauty and underlying threat of Dartmoor...hard to put down, impossible to forget --Graham Mort
Taut and compelling, you won't just read this book, you'll devour it --Alex Preston --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
For fans of BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP, and the hard-hitting, thought-provoking themes in Simon Lelic's novels, Tom Vowler is an exciting new voice in fiction.See all Product Description
I started reading WLW with high hopes for an adrenaline fuelled reading, during which I would not put my kindle down until I had finished. Read morePublished 17 months ago by rowsian
This novel really crept up on me. As a woman, the darkness of the subject matter made it hard, initially, for me to read it. Read morePublished 17 months ago by roselle
What a great book. I was captivated by Anna and found that even when I finished reading the book she was still in my mind . Read morePublished 21 months ago by Miss Lisa Stephens
A Fantastic book , great story , could`nt put it down, i found it very gripping in places , a very highly recommended book to read , well done Tom Vowler , looking forward to... Read morePublished 22 months ago by dionne
I read this book in three days , never once feeling as though, like many books I read,that this is not winning me over. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Geoff
Q/A with author on my website [...] Chance to win free signed copy by tweeting three things Tom has on his bedside table by end of August.Published on 18 Aug. 2013 by Montieth
This is a great first novel that builds on the promise of Tom's collection of short stories, The Method. It's well-paced, artfully written and very easy to read. Read morePublished on 17 Aug. 2013 by allthosestrings
I was slightly confused when I first got into this book at the change from the third person of Anna, to the first person narrative - it was not immediately obvious that these... Read morePublished on 16 Aug. 2013 by Sue C.
I devoured this in one night; I can't remember the last time I read a book that demanded me to just keep going. Read morePublished on 27 July 2013 by Miss H Dawson