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Published by Five Leaves Publications

ISBN: 9781905512713

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Drowned is set in rural Ireland, in the 1970’s, when Tony Barber finds the body of his best friend, Jimmy, in a river. At the funeral Tony meets Cora, who helps him follow clues, which indicate that Jimmy’s death was no accident.

Tony suspects that Jimmy’s uncle – Tom - holds vital information about the death. But, then Tom is found dead, by Tony and Cora…

When Cora leaves for England, these losses - compounded by guilt around Tom’s death - send Tony to find solace from the ‘Hermit on the Hill’, overlooking his village – Barley Cove.

The Hermit’s disturbing revelations prompt Tony to leave Ireland, and find Cora, and unlock these losses' final secrets…

A terrific novel by a writer unafraid to take on big issues.

A moving story of love and loss set in rural Ireland in the 1970s

A novel of family secrets and lies for young adult readers.
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