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The Bass Rock

Set on the Scottish coast, a psychologically thrilling book weaving together the lives of three women from different time periods. All three are unfortunately trying to dodge and miss the shrapnel served up by the men in their lives. Sarah, accused of being a witch, is fleeing for her life. And In the aftermath of World War II, Ruth is navigating a new marriage, the second for her husband and her new role as a stepmother - while also learning the peculiar ways of the local community. Six decades later, Viv grieves her father's loss as she takes inventory of Ruth's personal belongings in the grand ole empty house by the sea. Longlisted for the Stella Prize and soon to be on your bedside table, this book is not to be missed.