Published Jan 2010
All Nell’s life, she has hated Olive. Now that they have grown old, they have both become quite peculiar: Olive is a fright – a fat old spinster, childless and senile. Nell has a son – her pleasure and her pain – but has developed a habit of talking to her long-deceased husband.
When the eight year old Wolfe moves into their quiet street, their life is transformed. Wolfe finds himself in the middle of an ancient conflict, grudges bared, and burning with a fury he could never have imagined.