I was delighted when Sandstone Press contacted me earlier this year to ask if I would be interested in reviewing Fallow by Daniel Shand as part of a forthcoming blog tour; I had a wee look at the blurb that they sent over and I was intrigued, actually I was more than intrigued – I couldn’t resist it!
Fallow is a tense, thrilling literary novel combining elements of dark comedy and surrealism. At its heart is the relationship between two brothers bound by a terrible crime. Paul and Mikey are on the run, apparently from the press surrounding their house after Mikey’s release from prison. His crime, child murder, committed when he was a boy. As they travel, moving from one disturbing scenario to the next, they encounter a group of dishonest archaeologists, an unhinged born-again Christian, two American tourists researching their genealogy, the inhabitants of a peace camp and…
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