Sunday, 23 August 2015
Sewing the Shadows Together by Alison Baillie
It is over three decades after the death of 13-year-old Shona McIver.
But, of course, nobody who knew Shona, her family and friends, have ever really got beyond what happened to her. How her life was cruelly taken from her and how cruelly she was taken from them.
But life, after a fashion, must proceed.
Eventually, her brother Tom and Shona's best friend Sarah meet, once again, at a school reunion and naturally, the dreadful fate of Shona is at the forefront of both of their minds.
They had believed that justice had been served all those long years ago, but this comfort blanket id savagely ripped away from them when it is made known that modern advances in DNA science proves that the wrong man was convicted of Shona's murder.
As a result of this devastating, but highly important revelation, the lives of both Tom and Shona are thrown into disarray and uncertainty.
They both feel a need for justice to be served for Shona and they decide to seek out the real killer.
But the search to identify the real killer makes suspicions fall on their nearest and dearest. In his search for the truth, Tom begins to discover some dark an unpleasant secrets.
The perfect life of Sarah begins to develop some rather deep fault lines.
The two seekers after the truth of what really happened to Shona all those years ago find themselves enmeshed in a spider's web of intrigue, deception, love and death.
And the truth. But what if the truth is too horrible for at least one of them to learn?
Could they cope with this truth?
This is an exceptionally well told story and is published on 28th August by Matador and costs £8.99.
It is available from the That's Books and Entertainment bookshop, which is to the right of the site.