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Caroline Kington, author of the acclaimed Summerstoke trilogy of rural comedies, is back. The West Country setting is the same, but the subject and tone are much darker.
When a young farmer is found shot dead in one of his fields, the coroner records accidental death, but village rumours suggest he has taken his own life so that the insurance payout can save his family from ruin. His wife refuses to believe the gossip and is determined to prove that his death was an accident. But could it have been murder?
Set against the backdrop of the farming crisis of the turn of the 21st century, A Long Shadow also tells the secret history of another resident of the farm, decades before, whose tragic tale will come to have major repercussions in the present day.
Joanna Lumley says: ‘A Long Shadow brilliantly weaves the past with the present, unravelling secrets and tragedies, drawing us ever closer to the heart of a story of love lost and found. I read it straight through, cover to cover: I couldn’t put it down.’
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