The Salt Marsh
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The Salt Marsh

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Description

Sam Coyle's father lived in the shadows - an undercover agent among the spies and radicals of Cold War London.

That world claimed his life, and Sam is haunted by his absence. He left nothing behind but his enemies; nothing to his daughter but his tradecraft and paranoia.

Now, her boyfriend Luke is missing too - the one person she could trust, vanished into the fog on the Kentish coast. To find him, Sam must follow uncertain leads into a labyrinth of blind channels and shifting ground. She must navigate the treacherous expanse of the salt marsh...
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 145 x 228 x 33.02mm | 571.53g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1784080985
  • 9781784080983
  • 3,445,070

Review quote

'The writing, whether about people or places, is excellent' * Sunday Express * 'I am increasingly impressed by the standard of novels being published by Head of Zeus. I have not read one I have disliked or thought lacking in expertise or originality. The Salt Marsh is another of this ilk ... well written and evocative with a great sense of tension and of place' * Frost Magazine * 'Original and enthralling' * Bookshelf Butterfly * 'I would urge you to read both Orkney Twilight and The Salt Marsh if you like your crime multi-faceted with a more literary leaning. Highly recommended' * Raven Crime Reads * 'Really well written, with a unique storyline ... The locations were superb, and well-chosen to give added flavour and depth to this absorbing read' * Shotsmag * 'Authentic ... Excellent on paranoia and the atmosphere of the eerie salt-marshes' * Country Life * 'Atmospheric and eerie ... the narrative is brisk, and the characters are well-rounded and believable' * The Tablet * 'This beautifully written tale, with its unique storyline, strong characters and atmosphere of tension and intrigue, is a book to treasure' * Crime Review *
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About Clare Carson

Clare Carson is an anthropologist and works in international development, specialising in human rights. Her father was an undercover policeman in the 1970s.
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Rating details

203 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 24% (49)
4 35% (72)
3 28% (56)
2 10% (20)
1 3% (6)
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