Hilbre Island, by John Gough, is a dark tale of an artist’s struggle with the violence which fuels her creativity, and its origins in her family history.
Save me, Rob, save me. I can’t help myself, I can’t stop.
Talented. Troubled. Coming apart.
Fleeing a world of drink, drugs and destructive sex, Lisa Montgomery is trying to build a new life. But jealous colleagues, family secrets, and a dangerous obsession with a beautiful student threaten to drag her back into the darkness.
And Hilbre Island still beckons across the shining sands of the estuary.
Please, Neil, please take me there. You promised you would.
Hilbre Island, by John Gough
Fiction, 400 pages
Publication date: 27th April 2017