Two women. A wild Island. A truth buried deep in the past.
‘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 Tartelin Brown is all alone in the world. So when she sees an advert for a job on a remote island, she knows she has nothing to lose. Her employer, Marianne Stourbridge, is a woman as strange and mysterious as the place she inhabits.
Tasked with hunting butterflies for Marianne’s research, Tartelin quickly uncovers evidence of something even more intriguing – for Marianne has a remarkable past. Determined to piece together the story, Tartelin must first confront her own. But what she discovers on the island is more terrible and heart-breaking than she could ever have imagined.
Atmospheric and deeply emotional, The Unravelling is the captivating novel from the author of The Illustrated Child. Readers love The Unravelling… ‘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’