Thursday 19th November Online reading and Q&A with Francine Toon
Saturday 21st November Book Signing at Rye Books
Winner of the McIlvanney Prize 2020 and shortlisted for Bloody Scotland's Scottish Crime Debut of the Year 2020, Pine is an eerie and thrilling debut novel set in the Scottish Highlands.
'A literary gothic thriller to chill the marrow.' - The Guardian
'The novel's strength is its evocation of bleak landscapes and complex characters.' - Sunday Times
'They are driving home from the search party when they see her. The trees are coarse and tall in the winter light, standing like men. Lauren and her father Niall live alone in the Highlands, in a small village surrounded by pine forest.
When a woman stumbles out onto the road one Halloween night, Niall drives her back to their house in his pickup. In the morning, she's gone. In a community where daughters rebel, men quietly rage, and drinking is a means of forgetting, mysteries like these are not out of the ordinary.'
Join us on Zoom to celebrate the paperback launch of 'Pine' and for a chance to ask Francine your questions. Then on Saturday come along to the shop to pick up your signed copy! (Zoom link to follow)