Learn more Download now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn more Explore Subscribe & Save across Household brands Shop now Learn more Learn more Shop Now Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more

Customer Review

1 September 2011
Those who have visited the Somerset Levels will know what an eerie and atmospheric place it can be. Jennie Finch manages to capture the various moods of the land/waterscape beautifully, so much so that I was reminded of Hardy's famous prologue in 'Return of the Native'. Like Hardy, this author conjures up believable characters rooted in this seemingly timeless landscape, tied to the historic ways and means of eking out dubious livings from the natural resources available to them. Family feuds, gang warfare, and the settling of old scores amongst the locals are encountered by a dipsy Probation Officer trying to get to grips with living and working in rural Somerset. Even the (real) names of villages lend an air of mystery and intrigue (Westonzoyland). Once you pick this book up, it's hard to put down, the suspense building inexorably to a thrilling climax. This is a very impressive debut from a talented new writer, and I highly recommend it.
9 people found this helpful
0Comment Report abuse Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like this:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.


Product Details

4.4 out of 5 stars
27
£6.99+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime