Jim, aged nine, gets a letter from her grandmother who has broken her arm. She needs help. After arriving on the remote Scottish island Jim gets told about a dark secret. She finds clues, and endeavours to get to the bottom of what has happened on the Island. This is a children’s thriller and delves into what life is like in the back of beyond, where there are no cars or televisions, a tiny shop, and the post is delivered on foot. A millennium tale, showing another thousand years has passed but the human condition remains the unchanged. This story is aimed at children from 5 upwards, and possibly not for the faint hearted!
Leo Zinovieff 2000