The Burning Air
"Of course it was love for my children, love for my son, that caused me to act as I did. It was a lapse of judgement... but by the time I realised the extent of the consequences, it was too late..."
The MacBrides have always gone to Far Barn in Devon for Bonfire Night, but this year everything is different. Lydia, the matriarch, is dead; Sophie, the eldest daughter, is desperately trying to repair a crumbling marriage; and Felix, the youngest of the family, has brought a girlfriend with him for the first time.
The girl, Kerry, seems odd in a way nobody can quite put their finger on, but when they leave her looking after Sophie's baby daughter, and return to find both Kerry and the baby gone, they are forced to ask themselves if they have allowed a cuckoo into their nest.
Reviews of The Burning Air
'A gripping tale of secrets, revenge and obsession, masterfully done.' The Guardian
'Brilliant and heart-stopping.' Woman
About the author
Erin Kelly read English at Warwick University. Author of The Poison Tree and The Sick Rose, she has worked as a freelance journalist for over 10 years.
She lives in North London with her family. The Burning Air is her third novel. See her website to learn more.
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