The fictional island of Bancree, a place inspired by the author’s trips to the Scottish isles, plays host to a story of mystery and intrigue about a teenage girl and a string of disappearances.
People aren’t only arriving on Bancree – they are disappearing too.
When a mysterious man and his daughter move into isolated Dog Cottage, Flora is curious. What could have brought these strangers to the island? The man is seductively handsome but radiates menace; and there’s something about his daughter Ailsa that Flo can’t help but feel drawn towards.
Reports of missing islanders fill the press and unnerve the community. When a body washes ashore, suspicion turns to the strange newcomers on Dog Rock.
Not just a standard missing-person mystery, Simon Sylvester weaves Scottish folklore throughout this enchanting tale to produce a thriller that will keep you guessing till the end.
The Visitors, by Simon Sylvester, published by Quercus, £16.99.
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