At dusk on a November evening in 2020 a woman slips out of her garden gate and turns up the hill. Kate is in the middle of a two-week quarantine period, but she just can’t take it any more – the closeness of the air in her small house, the confinement. And anyway, the moor will be deserted at this time. Nobody need ever know.
But Kate’s neighbour Alice sees her leaving and Matt, Kate’s son, soon realizes she’s missing. And Kate, who planned only a quick solitary walk – a breath of open air – falls and badly injures herself. What began as a furtive walk has turned into a mountain rescue operation . . .
I don’t normally like books that are set in real time with certain things that are happening in the world right now. But I made an exception for this book as it sounded intriguing. It actually made me take a step back and realise how everyone is affected not just myself and my family. Kate is in the middle of a two week quarantine when she just cannot take anymore so goes for a walk on the moors. But when something really bad happens what is going to be the outcome? as she shouldn’t of left her house in the first place. The story shows the impact the pandemic has over certain things happening. It has affected all of our lives at one time or another, I am not saying every author needs to write it into their books but I feel as though Sarah has shown in her story the impact of how our lives were before and during this time. I like the fact the story is not too heavy and it is a short story too.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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