- Author: Hannah Richell
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Published: 26 September 2013
- ISBN: 9781409127956
1980. On a hot summer's day five friends stumble upon an abandoned cottage hidden deep in the English countryside. Isolated and run-down, it offers a retreat, somewhere they can escape from the world. But as the seasons change, tensions begin to rise...Three decades later, Lila arrives at the remote cottage. Bruised from a tragic accident and with her marriage in crisis, she finds renovating the tumbledown house gives her a renewed sense of purpose. But why did the cottage's previous inhabitants leave their belongings behind? And why can't she shake the feeling that someone is watching her?
Hannah Richell grew up in Buckinghamshire after spending her early childhood in Canada. Having spent the first year of her career working in book publishing, she emigrated to Australia in 2005. She now lives in Sydney and returns to the UK as often as possible to spend time with family and savour the green grass of home.