The ley is a world apart. A paradise, a prison. A raw and elemental wilderness;   a place of lost innocence. Bowing to seasons, to wind and to fire, to the shocks that nature thrusts upon it.

Within its labyrinth of reed, creatures search and stumble blind. Vengeful, beautiful, unforgiving. Living and thriving, surviving and dying, feeding off themselves.

Into this merciless world the girl is lured irresistibly. She is drawn to it, repelled by it, drowned in its subterfuge and shame.
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Ever since he arrived in the village of Nettlesden, Matty has been warned not to enter the wood. It has lain undisturbed for years. The trees within it creak and groan perpetual pain; they yawn an invisible agony at the life that lies buried within. No one has reason to go near, except for Uriah.
But Matty is enthralled by its savage beauty, and entering deep into its heart he begins to discover its secrets. Things that the villagers thought dead and forgotten; and things they thought were alive.
Trapped and unable to escape, she is changed irretrievably, beyond the power of salvation. Beyond redemption. Transformed and reborn, only to be compelled to confront her ecstatic nightmare repeatedly. Locked in a cycle of death and life.
What Matty uncovers prompts shame and denial, setting the village against itself, and threatening all those who live there. 

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Fed up with London and my job, it’s time to escape. Why not Sri Lanka, I think. That’s idyllic and sunny and covered in palm trees, and half way across the world. A good place to chill.

A little research might also have revealed that it’s reaching the height of an internal conflict. So probably not the best time to go and work for a peace organisation.

Let alone to take the kids.

Written in the moment and blind to the future, this is a voyage of
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discovery where nothing is what it seems, and the end of the journey – if it is an end – is far from where it began.

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