Books / Back To The Coast

ISBN: 9789041424419

Maria has money problems, two children from a failed marriage and a depressive boy friend. When she gets pregnant she decides not to keep the baby and then the letters start to arrive. Threatening letters, from pro-life activists she thinks at first, but then she begins to suspect others, eventually her own boyfriend. She flees to her family home where her sister now lives. Isolated, set in the dunes of the Dutch coast, redolent with memories of a childhood she does not want to revisit. As the death threats follow her to her hiding place, Maria begins to fear not only for her life but her own sanity. This is relentless suspense writing: a description of Maria’s hellish descent into a world of induced paranoia which ends with a narrow escape from a carefully planned murder

'Those who appreciate intelligent writing and emotionally plausible characters will be rewarded.'

Publishers Weekly

'A best-seller across Europe, Back to the Coast is a perfect vacation novel for those who’d rather read about someone being chased down a beach than go to the beach themselves. Suggest to fans of international crime fiction who liked Petra Hammesfahr’s The Sinner (2008) or Gianluca Morozzi’s Blackout (2009) for their atmospheric contemporary European settings and possibly unreliable narrators.'

Jessica Moyer, Booklist