Today’s First Line Friday looks to be an intriguing one. Will it be a ghost story or a story of loss, or something else entirely?
Marion had been dead seventeen years when I saw her again.
Meeting author Callum Wilde is the catalyst that turns Marianne Fairchild’s fragile sense of identity on its head, evoking demons that will haunt two families.
She is seventeen and has spent her life fighting off disturbing memories that can’t possibly belong to her.
His twin sister Marion died seventeen years ago.
When Cal and his older sister Sarah spot Marianne in the audience of a TV show that Cal is recording, they are stunned by her uncanny resemblance to Marion.
They have to find out who she is, but they both soon come to regret the decision to draw her into their lives. Events spiral out of control for all of them, but whilst Cal and Sarah each manage to find a way to move on, Marianne is forced to relinquish the one precious thing that could have given her life some meaning.
The book is set in a haunting estuary landscape of mudflats, marshes and the constant resonance of the sea. The Last Time We Saw Marion is the story of two families – but the horrible truth is that two into one won’t go…