‘Claire Wong’s beautifully crafted debut both moved me and brought to life once again the power of storytelling.’
Susan Lewis, Sunday Times bestselling author
‘A really enjoyable, thoughtful, and touching novel that also has spark and humour – it feels like a modern fairy tale in the best possible way.’
Simon Thomas, Stuck in a Book
Shortly before her eighteenth birthday, Rhiannon Morgan runs away from the remote Welsh village of Llandymna.
Camping out in Dyrys Woods, she starts to make a new life for herself and she finds space for her active imagination to run wild, weaving together the stories she loves and memories of her past, including the mother she lost thirteen years ago.
Back in the village, Rhiannon’s disappearance triggers a series of events that uncovers the cracks in Llandymna’s quiet surface. Quick-tempered Callum finds himself reluctantly drawn into search parties, while a young police officer is forced to investigate his neighbours, and the village’s elderly story-teller hints at a secret that the older generation have kept for decades…
The Runaway is published by Lion Hudson. Order it here in paperback or for your Kindle!