Rough Cider, Paperback


It is World War II and American soldiers stationed in rural England have made friends, especially with the local girls.

After a dance to celebrate the pressing of the apples into cider, the resentment of the local men leads to violence and a murder.

Later, a baby girl is born. Years later, Theo, a university lecturer, is approached by an American girl called Alice.

She wants to be told about her father, a GI hanged for murder in Somerset during World War II.

As a boy, Theo had been a principal witness for the prosecution. Alice persuades him to revisit the farm where Theo was evacuated, staunchly determined to discover the facts.

The horrors of the past take on a frightening immediacy when long-forgotten jealousies come to the surface and another murder is committed.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780751553550



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