Author(s): Sarah Maine
'Scotland's Outer Hebrides provides the sensuous setting for this impressive debut...a beautifully crafted novel.' Publishers Weekly..A captivating story of a crumbling estate in the wilds of Scotland, its century-old secret and an enduring mystery...Following the deaths of her last living relatives, Hetty Deveraux leaves her strained marriage behind in London and journeys to Scotland to inspect her inheritance: her ancestral home, now in ruins. As Hetty dives headfirst into the repairs, she discovers a shocking secret protected by the house for a hundred years...With only whispered rumours circulating among the local villagers and a handful of leads to guide her, Hetty finds the power of the past is still affecting her present in startling ways...
Sarah Maine was born in England but grew up partly in Canada, returning to the UK for university where she studied archaeology. This subject choice gave many opportunities for travel while working on excavations or carrying out research for her PhD. Vacations were spent lecturing for adventure travel companies in Europe and Canada, but her working life has been spent in York where she now lives with her family. Non-fiction writing has been central to her work, but fiction writing is a new departure with The House Between the Tides being her debut novel.