'Have you ever woken up in a cold sweat, thinking that you've taken a wrong turn and are stuck in a life you don't want?
After getting away, and taking time to become involved in the community with old friends and new in Bell Valley, Emily begins to realise what, and who, is most important to her in life. There is a interesting legal sub-plot involving one of the characters in Bell Valley, which builds to a climax towards the end of the novel. Nature also plays a significant role in this story. Whilst Emily is living in Bell Valley, she revisits the woods where she spent time in her past, and observes the animals, most significantly the coyote. She feels no fear in it's presense; rather she feels a kind of connection to it.
Published by new imprint Canvas, part of Constable and Robinson, on 5 April 2012.
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Thank you to the publisher for sending me a proof copy of this novel to read and review.