Wish You Were Here

| 2012

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Time Out Novel of the Year `Astonishingly moving? Sunday Express On an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton ? former Devon farmer, now proprietor of a seaside caravan park ? receives the news that his brother Tom, not seen for years, has been killed in Iraq. For Jack and his wife Ellie this will have a potentially catastrophic impact and compel Jack to make a crucial journey: to receive his brother?s remains, but also to return to the land of his past and confront his most secret, troubling memories. Building to a fiercely suspenseful climax, Wish You Were Here is a hauntingly compassionate story that allows us to feel the stuff of headlines as heart-wrenching personal truth. `Profound and powerful . . . an unputdownable read? Scotland on Sunday `A wonderful writer? Daily Telegraph

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