A darkly beautiful dual-timeline novel with a captivating mystery, for fans of Diane Setterfield, Kate Morton, Kate Mosse and Kiran Millwood Hargrave
‘Like a surreal cabinet of curiosities – haunting, eerie, evocative’ Bridget Collins, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Binding
‘This moving tale is set in a mesmerising world’ Heat
‘Polly Crosby whips up a lush, mythical world in this dream-like novel . . . A book worm’s treat!’ Eve Chase, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Glass House
When Tartelin Brown accepts a job with the reclusive Marianne Stourbridge, she finds herself on a wild island with a mysterious history.
Tartelin is tasked with hunting butterflies for Marianne’s research. But she quickly uncovers something far more intriguing than the curious creatures that inhabit the landscape.
Because the island and Marianne share a remarkable history, and what happened all those years ago has left its scars, and some terrible secrets.
As Tartelin pieces together Marianne’s connection to the island, she must confront her own reasons for being there. Can the two women finally face up to the painful memories that bind them so tightly to the past?
Atmospheric and deeply emotional, The Unravelling is the captivating novel from the author of The Illustrated Child.
***Early reader reviews***
‘I absolutely loved The Unravelling, and there is something really special about Crosby’s beautiful and immersive storytelling’
‘A beautiful haunting and uniquely captivating book’
‘If you enjoyed The Lost Apothecary or The Mermaid of Black Conch, then this is definitely for you’
‘A gorgeously written story, atmospheric and hauntingly beautiful. Captivating and totally immersive. It is one for those that like delving into mysteries of the past, to discover more about a family and to discover the secrets’