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That Dark Remembered Day

That Dark Remembered Day

LONGLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN NOT THE BOOKER PRIZE

One family, one town, devastated by one tragic event.

Can you ever know what those closest to you are really capable of?

When Stephen gets a phone call to say his mother isn’t well, he knows he must go to her straight away. But he dreads going back there. He has never been able to understand why his mother chose to stay in the town he grew up in, after everything that happened. One day’s tragic events years before had left no one living there untouched.

Stephen’s own dark memories are still poisoning his life, as well as his marriage. Perhaps now is the time to go back and confront the place and the people of his shattered childhood. But will he ever be able to understand the crime that punctured their lives so brutally? How can a community move on from such a terrible legacy?
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 19th June 2014

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780755392247

Reviews

Taut and compelling, you won't just read this book, you'll devour it
Alex Preston on WHAT LIES WITHIN
Psychological suspense with magnificent psychological depth... simply stunning
www.itsacrimeuk.wordpress.com on WHAT LIES WITHIN
That Dark Remembered Day is one of the most absorbing novels I've read in years. Brilliantly crafted, impeccably researched . . . Written in Vowler's beautifully cadenced, poised style, I was, appropriately, captivated
Ray Robinson, author of Jawbone Lake
A compelling story about damage done, a touching exploration of the possibility of forgiveness and recovery
Alison Moore, author of The Lighthouse
Dealing with difficult themes...the story is utterly absorbing
Kate Wilson on WHAT LIES WITHIN, www.literatureworks.org.uk
Compelling and beautifully constructed - it deserves to be widely read
Graham Mort, author of Touch
Tom Vowler is an author to watch out for; a writer, if there is any justice in the world, who is going places
FRESH BLOOD Author of the Month,, www.crimesquad.com
As unsettling as it is minutely imagined, this striking debut novel from Tom Vowler will give serious pause for thought to anyone considering downsizing for a cosy life in the countryside
Patrick Gale on WHAT LIES WITHIN
That Dark Remembered Day is an intense and contemplative novel . . . beautifully written
www.andthenireadabook.blogspot.co.uk
That Dark Remembered Day is a fine achievement. One vividly imagined and intensely realised scene follows another, each one ratcheting the tension, as we are led back through time, and deeper into Stephen's memories . . . Makes you want to elbow the stranger next to you on the train and say: "Read that. Just read it."
Anthony McGowan, author of Mortal Coil
A rewarding, if disturbing read
www.literatureworks.org.uk
A devastating story, staying with the reader long after the last page
www.shotsmag.co.uk on WHAT LIES WITHIN
Intelligent, absorbing and beautifully done
Carys Bray, author of A Song for Issy Bradley
Tom Vowler's debut novel is a finely achieved work. Sensitively written and beautifully crafted, it explores sexual violence and the resilience of human tenderness, set against the austere beauty and underlying threat of Dartmoor...hard to put down, impossible to forget
Graham Mort on WHAT LIES WITHIN
It's a dark and unsettling read... will leave you mulling over the implications long after you've finished reading
www.bookmunch.com on WHAT LIES WITHIN
Thoughtful and engrossing . . . Much of the fiction peddled as "psychological suspense" weights heavy on the suspense, with the psychology aspect feeling flimsy at best. Not so here
Kirsty Logan, www.thelist.co.uk
I was captivated
www.dovegreyreader.com on WHAT LIES WITHIN