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  • Location: Manchester

The Wreckage of Us

The Wreckage of Us

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2000s: It’s always the husband… Isn’t it?

  • ISBN: 978-1788168458
  • Genre: Crime, Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

Astrid Webb is missing. The police have found her car crashed near the woods, the driver’s door open, the seat spotted with blood. But there’s no sign of Astrid herself. Her husband Bryan is sure that she’s alive – after all, this isn’t the first time she’s vanished, only to reappear without explanation.

As the days pass, Bryan starts to look like a suspect in his wife’s disappearance, perhaps in her murder. But Bryan isn’t telling the police the whole truth. Not about Astrid’s stalker, their broken-in back door, or the threatening messages. Then a woman’s body is found in the woods. By staying silent, is Bryan protecting Astrid, or protecting himself?

Travel Guide

The Forest of Bowland

The book opens in a very pretty part of the Greater Manchester although it’s not that pretty here in this novel!

The Forest is 803 sq km of rural Lancashire and Yorkshire. It has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The name derives from the Old Norse boga-/bogi-, meaning a “bend in a river”.

Pendle Hill

The story of the Pendle witches is a notorious and well-documented example of cases brought against alleged witches in 17th-century England


BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Wreckage of Us

Destination/location: Manchester  Author/guide: Dan Malakin Departure Time: 1941, 1993

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