Tricks of the Light by Alison Fell

Tricks of the Light

Alison Fell

Filled with evocative images of the Alps and the Scottish Isles, this tale revolves around Broom, a woman seeking to come to terms with loss.

Extract

In the claustrophobic room her anger ricocheted like a bird in a box. Her mind traversed the evening, revisiting again and again every wound that had been inflicted, every broken wing. A cold sweat filmed her neck and throat. She wrapped the thin coverlet around her and tossed, groaning, in the strange house, wishing she could throttle him or shout.

Parallels
  • The Fall by Simon Mawer
  • Lucca by Jens Christian Grondahl

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