Dark secrets haunt the old novelist as she strives to complete her final work before it is too late. Can she really re-write childhood?
She turned her body into stone. Stone cannot feel. Stone cannot bleed.
As Emma lies dying, she has one urgent request. Words must be spoken if she is to finally let go.
In Edwardian Dorset, four children running carefree through Heaventree Wood become entangled in threads of good and evil that have rippled and weaved since time beyond memory. Enmeshed, their lives will never be free. Three men plot to take over the wood, but what is their real motive? Who is the girl in white flitting between the trees, and why is she so afraid? Drawn by an ancient mystery, the children place their trust in Tewt, the enigmatic man of the woods, and face betrayal.
Were they really days of innocence and imagination? An old lady, haunted and tortured by the past, prays she has enough time to finish her last work. The wood had always healed itself and hidden its secrets. But some things refuse to lie quietly. In the dark, evil does not always recognize itself.
A surreal novel within a novel, a tale of hidden things, 'Where She Lies' is a journey through time that questions reality and the nature of guilt and responsibility.