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Orkney Twilight
Orkney Twilight

Orkney Twilight

Sam Coyle Trilogy


368 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: June 2017

ISBN 9781784080969

Rights: US & CA

Head of Zeus (Jun 2017)

Price: $14.95


A daughter determines to find out the truth about her father, an undercover policeman, in this original, haunting thriller set in Scotland's Orkney Islands at midsummer

All families have secrets. But some have more secrets than others. Jim is a brilliant raconteur whose stories get taller with each glass of whisky. His daughter Sam thinks it's time she found out the truth about her dad. On vacation in Orkney, Sam spies on Jim as he travels across the island. What has he hidden in the abandoned watchtower? Who is he meeting in the stone circle at dusk? And why is he suddenly obsessed with Norse myths? As Sam is drawn into Jim's shadowy world, she begins to realize that pursuing the truth is not as simple as it seems. Set against the harsh beauty of the remote Scottish islands of Orkney, inspired by the author's own childhood, this is a gripping first novel from an astonishing new talent.


"A very well-written first novel . . . an original and absorbing read." —Literary Review

"Meaty, beautifully written and original." —Irish Independent

"A haunting thriller about fathers, daughters and the ghosts of the past." —Aberdeen Press & Journal

Author Biography

Clare Carson is an anthropologist and works in international development, specializing in human rights. As a child, she spent many holidays in Orkney with her father, an undercover policeman. This is her first novel.