This is the story of two women, Nula and Maggie, joined by old family history and love for the same little boy.
Nula, struggling with her new baby and feeling alone in her marriage, employs her cousin Maggie as a nanny when she returns to work. But it's not long before Nula finds herself theatened by Maggie's close bond with her son, Samuel.
Nula's outwardly perfect house crackles with unspoken jealousies and rivalry until Maggie's intense love for Samuel tips into obsession and she decides her only option is to abduct the child. As Maggie makes her desperate bid for safety, the women's shared past of trauma and loss comes to the fore once more.
WINNER OF THE JERWOOD FICTION UNCOVERED PRIZE 2015.
"Roberts writes fantastically well about motherhood and the magical, other-worldly atmosphere of Anglesey" The Times
Bethan Roberts, geboren in Oxford, hat als Autorin und Produktionsassistentin beim Fernsehen gearbeitet und Creative Writing an der Chichester University und dem Goldsmith College in London unterrichtet. Sie lebt mit ihrer Familie in Brighton.