Published: Lightning Books (May 2019)
‘Brilliantly weaves the past with the present…I couldn’t put it down’ – Joanna Lumley
When farmer Dan Maddicott is found shot dead in one of his fields, he leaves behind a young family and a farm deep in debt. Although the coroner records accidental death, village rumours suggest he has taken his own life so that the insurance payout can save his family from ruin.
Dan’s wife, Kate, refuses to believe the gossip and is determined to prove to herself, and her children, that his death was an accident. But could it have been murder? Kate discovers a set of old diaries containing secrets that may reveal how Dan really died.
Set against the backdrop of the farming crisis of the turn of the 21st century, Caroline Kington’s absorbing family drama 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.
OUT MAY 2019. AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW
‘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’