ALL THE BIRDS SINGING by Evie Wyld, (2013). This first edition book was bought at a week-long library booksale, which I LOVE going to, especially if it’s the last day bag/box sale. Here part of the book jacket summary:
“From one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists, a stunningly insightful, emotionally powerful new novel about an outsider haunted by an inescapable past: a story of lonliness and survival, guilt and loss, and the power of forgiveness.
Jake White is living on her own with her disobedient collie called Dog, in an old farmhouse on a craggy Bristish island, a place of ceaseless rain and battering wind.”
In my own words: In the beginning Jake is the owner of a sheep farm, and someone or something is killing her sheep one at a time. Is it someone from her past? Jake is an unusual girl’s name isn’t it? But she’s a tough and physiclly strong young woman. Flashbacks on her past help me understand what she was running away from, but I don’t want you to know what they are, you need to read the book. Although I will tell you Jake ran away from her home in Austrailia and someone already knows about her past, or at least some of it.