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  • ISBN: 9780393541892
  • ISBN: 0393541886
  • ISBN: 9780393541885
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, 2021.

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Summary, etc.: "In this thriller set on the battlefields of the Somme after the end of World War I, a woman investigates the disappearance of her fiancé. The Great War has ended, but for Amy Vanneck there is no peace. Her fiancé, Edward Haslam, a lieutenant in the 7th Manchesters, is missing, presumed dead. Amy travels to the desolate battlefields of northern France to learn his fate and recover his body. She's warned that this open-air morgue is no place for a civilian, much less a woman, but Amy is willing to brave the barbed wire, the putrid water, and the rat-infested tunnels that dot the landscape. Her search is upended when she discovers the scene of a gruesome mass murder. What does it signify? Soon Amy begins to have suspicions that Edward might not be dead. Disquieting and yet compulsively readable, Two Storm Wood builds to an ending that is both thrilling and emotionally riveting"--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 July #1
    *Starred Review* Just after the end of WWI, Amy Vanneck is notified that her fiancé, Edward, is missing, prompting her to depart Cambridge for the trench-carved Ancre River battlefield, determined to keep her promise not to leave Edward at the front. Her only guidance is a cryptic, possibly delusional, utterance from Edward's shell-shocked platoon mate: she should look at Two Storm Wood. Captain MacKenzie, commander of the volunteer forces recovering the battlefield's fallen soldiers, is shocked when Amy appears, determined to find Edward, dead or alive. Almost simultaneously, Provost Westbrook, formerly of Scotland Yard, arrives on orders from the War Office to investigate the murders of 13 British Army laborers in the trenches at Two Storm Wood. When Westbrook discovers Amy searching the crime scene, he agrees to let her assist in his investigation, if only to eliminate Edward as a victim. Exhumation of the bodies reveals the torture murders of 12 Chinese laborers and their English lieutenant. As they begin a hunt for the killer, he attacks again, and Amy becomes certain that she's being followed by a shadowy horseback figure lurking around Ancre's perpetually foggy battlegrounds. Immersive and eerily atmospheric, Gray's novel delivers vivid historic detail and gripping suspense, aligning more closely with Dan Simmons' Drood (2009) and Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow than to most WWI thrillers. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: World War, 1914-1918 Fiction
Somme, 2nd Battle of the, France, 1918 Fiction
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Historical fiction.

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