For more than fifteen years, Isabelle has been tormented by guilt over the disappearance of her youngest daughter. If only she’d been at the school gate to meet her. If only she hadn’t been so engrossed in her painting. If only … But now there’s a granddaughter. In the hope that this new baby may heal what time, drugs and doctors never could, Isabelle drives the length of France to meet her. On the way she stops in a quiet patch of woodland and comes across a small child who looks like, but surely can’t be, her lost daughter. The girl vanishes. Perhaps. And Isabelle gradually becomes convinced that unknown forces are at work, in which case her granddaughter may also be in danger.
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About the Author
Eliza Granville is the author of *Gretel and the Dark*, published in 2014 by Hamish Hamilton and Riverhead (USA), and also *Until the Skies Fall*, *The Tor*, *The House in the Riddle*, *The Dark Domes of Utopia* and *The Crystal Singers of Iphicles*. Her work appears in several anthologies. Her main writing interests lie in the relationship between memory, stories, and the imagination. She was born in Worcestershire and now lives in the Welsh Marches. She has had a life-long fascination with the enduring quality of fairytales and their symbolism, and the idea for *Gretel and the Dark* was sparked when she became interested in the emphasis placed on these stories during the Third Reich.