Amy & Lan, Sadie Jones ( paperback June 2023)


HOW DID THE GOOD LIFE GO SO WRONG? Amy Connell and Lan Honey are having the best childhood. When their families make the leap from city living to a farm in the West Country they have untold freedom. The adults are far too busy to keep an eye on them, and in the idyllic summer Amy and Lan would never tell them about climbing on the high barn roof, or what happened with the axe that time, any more than their parents would tell them the things they get up to.

Then adult things happen, like betrayal, that threaten to bring the whole fragile idyll tumbling down... 'A fabulous thing: vivid and funny, sometimes heart-rendingly sad' Guardian'