â€˜Amazingâ€¦ disturbing and touchingâ€™Â Maggie Oâ€™Farrell inÂ The Times
â€˜An instant classicâ€™Â Emma Donoghue
â€˜This book ratcheted the breath out of me so skilfully, that as soon as Iâ€™d finished, the only thing I wanted was to read it again.â€™Â Jessie Burton
Teenage Silvie and her parents are living in a hut in Northumberland as an exercise in experimental archaeology. Her father is a difficult man, obsessed with imagining and enacting the harshness of Iron Age life. Haunting Silvieâ€™s narrative is the story of a bog girl, a young woman sacrificed by those closest to her, and the landscape both keeps and reveals the secrets of past violence and ritual as the summer builds to its harrowing climax.