On 24th November Yasmin and her deaf daughter Ruby arrive in Alaska.
Within hours they are driving alone across a frozen wilderness
Where nothing grows
Where no one lives
Where tears freeze
And night will last for another fifty-four days.
They are looking for Ruby’s father.
Travelling deeper into a silent land.
They still cannot find him.
And someone is watching them in the dark.
i was lucky enough to read an ARC of Rosamund’s book over May Bank Holiday. I had so many plans for that weekend and very few of them materialised when I got my nose stuck into this amazing read.
I’m not sure whether the character driven narrative alternating between voices drew me in because of the skill of the writer or the evocative setting, but whatever the reason I raced through this tome in less than a day. It was simply unputdownable (that should be a word by the way!)
Apart from the writing the research was impeccable – From the description of hearing loss, life in Alaska to even the signs of stroke you could just tell that this took a long time to prep before the first word hit the page.
Rosamund is quickly earning a place amongst my favourite writers.