Emma, a young and self-contained professor of history, leaves Cambridge for a post in an exclusive university in the USA, intent on finding a long-overlooked 17th century journal.
Bound within its pages are secrets that threaten to bring Emma into conflict with the present; but can she discover the truth - and will she believe it? "If I could say one thing...Read this!" - Colin Dexter "The sense of growing menace will have readers gripping the edge of their seats.
A tense and accomplished debut blending romance with thriller." Fay Sampson, author of The Hunted Hare "An impressive debut for a promising new writer.
One to watch." - Taylor Holden, author of Waking Ned and The Sense of Paper "I began Mortal Fire one winter evening, with a cup of hot chocolate near at hand.
Within a few chapters the chocolate was ignored and had gone cold.
C. F. Dunn's vivid prose holds the reader's attention right to the riveting conclusion." - Mel Starr, author of The Unquiet Bones