Beyond the Sea, Paperback
5 out of 5 (1 rating)


This is the second novel from Melissa Bailey, author of The Medici Mirror.

It is perfect for fans of Barbara Erskine. One summer's day, Freya's husband and son vanish at sea.

A year on, and struggling to cope, Freya returns to the lighthouse-keeper's cottage on a remote Hebridean island, where she and her family spent so many happy times.

Haunted by visions of her old life, Freya's dreams are dark and disturbed. And when a stranger, Daniel, is washed ashore during a storm, they turn even more menacing.

As dream and reality start to merge, Daniel seems to be following Freya's every move.

What does he want from her and is he everything he seems to be?

Is her mind playing tricks? Or is the danger that she senses very real?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9780099584957



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If you like myths, legends, shipwrecks, tales of lighthouses, then this is definitely the one to choose. It is a fantastic story of love and loss with great descriptions of the scenery and the Hebrides. I couldn't put it down it was so engrossing. Freya's husband and son are lost at sea and a year later she returns to their home on a remote island to try and come to terms with her loss. There are some wonderful characters in this book and one strange and sinister one. It was a great page turner and I was sorry to reach the end!

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