This diary-style account follows a recently widowed artist, Lenka Majewska, and a historian, Ella Collingwood, who have just arrived in the village of Balvaig, on the Scottish Isle of Soma.
In what first seemed a haven of tranquillity the characters soon have intense decisions to make for their future.
The second volume of the Balvaig trilogy, Containment is enthralling.
Containment, by Fiona Cameron, published by Flying Swan, £8.75.
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