Two Storm Wood: A Novel (Hardcover)

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In this thriller set on the battlefields of the Somme after the end of World War I, a woman investigates the disappearance of her fiancé.

The Great War has ended, but for Amy Vanneck there is no peace. Her fiancé, Edward Haslam, a lieutenant in the 7th Manchesters, is missing, presumed dead. Amy travels to the desolate battlefields of northern France to learn his fate and recover his body.

She’s warned that this open-air morgue is no place for a civilian, much less a woman, but Amy is willing to brave the barbed wire, the putrid water, and the rat-infested tunnels that dot the landscape. Her search is upended when she discovers the scene of a gruesome mass murder. What does it signify? Soon Amy begins to have suspicions that Edward might not really be dead. Disquieting and yet compulsively readable, Two Storm Wood builds to an ending that is both thrilling and emotionally riveting.

About the Author

Philip Gray, under the pseudonym of Patrick Lynch, is the coauthor of six thrillers that have sold over a million copies worldwide. He published, as Philip Sington, Zoia’s Gold, The Einstein Girl, and The Valley of Unknowing. He lives in London.

Praise For…

[A] splendidly realised historical thriller….its achievement lies in Gray’s finely worked portraits of the pity of war — those damaged by conflict and those who have to deal with its mind-altering consequences.
— James Owen - The Times

Immersive and eerily atmospheric, Gray's novel delivers vivid historic detail and gripping suspense.
— Christine Tran - Booklist (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393541885
ISBN-10: 0393541886
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: March 29th, 2022
Pages: 352
Language: English