Publishing year: 2016
This novel is about a young mother, Shona.
She and her partner Mikey go to live to a cottage in Aberdeen with their baby. Mikey is an engineer and works in a rig, so Shona and Isla, their baby, are left alone. In the cottage and new town Shona feels isolated and lonely, and even though she tries to befriend people when she goes to town, she has no luck. Then when she decides to use a childminder for the baby, she meets Valentina, who is Australian and has a baby as well. The two women hit it off immediately.
From the clues the narrator/main character leaves us, it is clear that Valentina won’t be good in the long run, and she might hurt Shona. I am intrigued to learn what happens between these two women.