I AM THE SEA
by Matt Stanley
1870. Apprentice lighthouseman James Meakes joins two others at the remote offshore rock of Ripsaw Reef – replacement for a keeper whose death there remains unexplained.
Meakes’ suspicions grow as he accustoms himself to his new vertical world. He finds clues, obscure messages and signs that a fourth occupant may be sharing the space, slipping unseen between staircases.
With winter approaching, the keepers become isolated utterly from shore. Sea and wind rage against the tower. Danger is part of the life. Death is not uncommon. And yet as the storm builds, the elements pale against a threat more wild and terrifying than any of them could have imagined.
‘Unsettling and outstanding in equal measure’ Kerry Hadley-Pryce
'An ingenious and unsettling work full of knowledge, imagery and really unpleasant surprises.' Jean Levy
ISBN (Paperback): 9781800310056
ISBN (Ebook): 9781800310063
Published 17th August 2021
Price: £8.99 (Paperback), £4.99 (Ebook) Extent: 288 pages
Rights Held: World
Matt Stanley was born in Sheffield and achieved a first class degree in English and American Literature from the University of East Anglia. He is the author of a number of detective novels for Macmillan and has previously taught an MA in Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University. I am the Sea is Matt’s eleventh novel.
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