Category: Book
By (author): H.K. Smith, Sammy
Subject:  FICTION / Contemporary Women
  FICTION / Dystopian
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Science Fiction / General
Publisher: Solaris
Published: February 2022
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 7.81in x 5.06in x 0.75in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*The anticipated paperback release of our lead title for Summer 2021, a chilling feminist novel set in a near-future dystopia about the sacrifices we make for the sake of protection.


Anna is a possession. She is owned by the man named Will, shielded from a struggling world by his care.

Anna is obedient, dutiful, and compliant.

When Anna finds the strength to run, she leaves her name behind. But in her new idyllic town, the past-and Will-catch up with her.

Carrying a child and a dark secret, she must face the scars he gave her-and learn to be everything Anna was not.
Review Quote*"You'll experience every single emotion. There are moments of joy in the book, moments of love and laughter… the darkness is lit by those moments, and it is as dark and unforgiving as Cormac McCarthy's 'The Road'." -- Fantasy-Faction
Review Quote*"It is brutal and honest and brave beyond measure. It will pull your emotions every which way, so expect to have quite the book hangover when you're finished…" -- Shona Kinsella, BFS Reviews
Review Quote*"A personal story of female resilience." -- Publishers Weekly
Review Quote*"The tension lingers right up to the very end of the story and it is not just Anna who the reader ends up fearing for." -- The Fantasy Hive
Review Quote*Selected for LoveReading ‘Indie Books We Love'

"A gritty, intense and powerful read." -- LoveReading
Review Quote*"Gripping, compelling, highly emotional." -- FanFiAddict
Review Quote*"[A] hard-hitting feminist fable" -- The Times
Biographical NoteSammy H.K. Smith lives and works in Oxfordshire UK as a police detective. When not working she spends time with her children, husband and pets, renovates her house, and inadvertently kills plants. A keen writer and lover of all things science fiction and fantasy, she's often found balancing a book, a laptop, a child, and a cat whilst watching Netflix.