Publisher: Bloomsbury Circus, 2015
“Pin in a map, pin in a map. Anywhere at all. Don’t care, as long as it’s not here. She thinks of places she’s been, places she’s read about, and, all the while, she is walking away from home. Definitely not running because that makes folk think you have something to hide.”
Justine is running for her life. She heads north to the mountains and the valleys of the Highlands. Michael and Hannah are also running. With their two sons and their tattered marriage they’ve come to the village of Kilmacarra, looking for home. In a place of standing stones – an ancient landscape in a Scotland on the brink of change – an accident causes these three lives to intertwine, even as the darkness Justine fled is drawing closer. Rise is a novel about faith, freedom and finding your place in the world.