She thought his death would destroy her … but his return was far worse.

Nancy and Calder are moving from London to an isolated slate island, off the west coast of Scotland. Nancy is focussed on their new beginning, but is increasingly unsettled by the stark island, the mysterious inhabitants and Calder’s dark past, which he’s kept hidden from her.

Then one of Nancy’s nightmares plays out in real life: she finds Calder’s boat upturned in the bay, his body adrift in the icy water. He’s clinically dead with no heartbeat. But miraculously the doctors manage to bring him back to life. Everyone think he has made a full recovery, but Nancy doesn’t recognise the man who has come back from the dead. She is now living with a stranger. As secrets, lies and bodies begin to wash up on the island, Nancy must come to terms with the fact that despite the fresh start, sometimes the slate can never be wiped clean.

‘Relentlessly addictive.’


‘Enthralling – but keep the lights on!’




‘Deeply Chilling’


About Liz

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Liz Webb’s second novel THE SAVED is being published Jan 25th 2024. Her first novel THE DAUGHTER was published in 2022. She worked as a stand up comic and radio drama producer before becoming a novelist.

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Back from the Dead

Back from the Dead

I was quite a morbid child. I was obsessed with the concept of ‘not being’. I wasn’t ‘wanting to be dead’, I was merely amazed by the idea that my intense sense of consciousness could ever simply ‘not be’. I used to shut my eyes, hide under the bedclothes and try to imagine ‘not existing’. It was thrilling and horrifying and I could only keep it up for a short time. I later became fascinated by Frankenstein films and then the novel, intrigued by the idea of an inanimate body becoming live.

Writing about What You Don’t Know

Writing about What You Don’t Know

New writers are often advised to ‘write what you know’. Which I totally did for my first novel THE DAUGHTER, setting it in North London where I live, and featuring a self-doubting protagonist, who was eerily like me! But for my second novel THE SAVED, I decided to push myself way out of my comfort zone and write about a subject and a place that I knew absolutely nothing about.