Stone Heart Deep
When burned-out investigative journalist Adam Budd's estranged mother dies, he inherits her estate. This includes Stone Heart House, a huge ramshackle mansion on a remote Scottish island. He visits the island to sort out her tangled affairs, and at first it seems like a charming haven of tranquillity. But after he witnesses a strange accident, he begins to develop suspicions about the inhabitants. Why does everyone seem so eerily calm, even under stress? What is stopping Harriet, the lawyer helping him with his affairs, from leaving the island when she so clearly wants to? Is he making a big mistake by falling for her? And why have so many children gone missing? Stone Heart Deep is a compelling and claustrophobic thriller with a remarkable twist, as if Iain Banks had rewritten The Wicker Man.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 129 x 198 x 18.29mm | 259.91g
- 01 Oct 2021
- Eye Books
- Lightning Books
- Much Wenlock, United Kingdom
'A rattling good thriller. Shades of The Wicker Man. Once I'd started reading I could not put it down' Iain Maitland
About Paul Bassett Davies
Paul Bassett Davies contributed to many of the most successful radio and TV shows of the Eighties and Nineties, writing for Spitting Image, Rory Bremner and Jasper Carrott. He wrote the screenplay for the 2005 feature animation film The Magic Roundabout and has written and produced music videos with Kate Bush and Ken Russell. He is a former creative director of the London Comedy Writers Festival. His first novel, Utter Folly, topped Amazon's humorous fiction chart when it was published in 2012. He is also the author of the novels Dead Writers in Rehab and Please Do Not Ask for Mercy as a Refusal Often Offends.