Dimensions: 134 mm x 205 mm
Published: 1 Aug 2014
As spring comes to the Somerset Levels Alex Hastings and her friends hope to put the troubles of the past year behind them. But there is a new menace, the shadowy ‘Moth Man’ who strikes without warning and vanishes without a trace. While the police work to track this unknown predator he moves ever closer to Alex’s world, waiting and watching from the darkness.
“This was the moment. The moment he had dreamed of since first seeing the house three weeks ago. Inside, the woman reached up and tucked a strand of hair behind her ear and it was the most exciting, provocative gesture he had ever seen. He was shaking though he no longer felt the cold on his bare body. Pulling the stocking over his head to mask his features, he slid through the bushes surrounding the garden and ran towards the house, a human moth drawn to the light and heat of the woman inside.”
This is the third book in the Alex Hastings series, set on the Somerset Levels in the 1980s.
An occasional scribbler for most of her life, Jennie Finch began writing fiction seriously in 2007 and in 2009 gained a distinction for her MA in Creative Writing from Teesside University. Death of the Elver Man was shortlisted for the Impress Prize for New Writers and published in 2011 and The Drowners was published in 2012.