A strange and eerie book. What if the Germans had invaded? I lived the struggle with Sarah and the other wives. I waited with baited breath knowing the ending but not how it would happen and when...! Read it and find out.
She stood to rise above the sound of them and called for Tom again, straining to hear a reply beyond her own echo. But again there was nothing. Just the intermittent bleat of a ewe, a blackbird mining its notes in a nearby tree and underscoring everything the distant rustle of the river running its course through the valley below.