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The Flood : From the Iconic #1 Bestselling Writer of Channel 4's MURDER ISLAND, Paperback / softback Book

The Flood : From the Iconic #1 Bestselling Writer of Channel 4's MURDER ISLAND Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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The book that began Ian Rankin's phenomenal career. From the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES'The themes that would come to dominate the Rebus books are already here ... the blurred boundaries between good and evil; the pull of superstition and myth; the difficulties in escaping and resolving one's past; the emotional complexities of the male of the species; and, not least, a good mystery' TIME OUTMary Miller had always been an outcast.

Burnt in a chemical mix as a young girl, sympathy for her quickly faded when the young man who pushed her in died in a mining accident just two days later.

From then on she was regarded with a mixture of suspicion and fascination by her God-fearing community. Now, years later, she is a single mother, caught up in a faltering affair with a local teacher.

Her son, Sandy, has fallen in love with a strange homeless girl.

The search for happiness isn't easy. Both mother and son must face a dark secret from their past, in the growing knowledge that their small dramas are being played out against a much larger canvas, glimpsed only in symbols and flickering images - of decay and regrowth, of fire and water - of the flood.

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