Lead Review

  • Book: Secrets of the Sea House
  • Location: Isle of Harris
  • Author: Elisabeth Gifford



When Ruth and Michael move into the Sea House in the Hebrides they are finally realising their dream of opening a guest house. But they make the macabre discovery of a skeleton of a baby, the legs fuse like a mermaid. Loved the duality of present and past, works well in this book. And great setting – Niamh –

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

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