When the past catches up, do you run and hide or stand and fight?
When a woman is brutally attacked on a lonely country road by an escaped inmate from a nearby psychiatric hospital, Sergeant Davie Gray must track him down before he strikes again. But Gray is already facing a series of deaths connected to legal highs and a local fairground, as well as dealing with his girlfriend Marie’s bizarre behaviour. As Gray investigates the crimes, he suspects a horrifying link between Marie and the man on the run – but how can he confront her when she’s pushing him away?
As a terrified Marie is pulled back into a violent past she thought she’d escaped, she makes an irrevocable decision. And when events come to a head at a house party on Willow Walk, can Gray piece together the puzzle in time to stop the sleepy town of Banktoun being rocked by tragedy once more?
Published: 10th June 2016
Format: Paperback 198x129mm
Extent: 256 pages
SJI Holliday grew up in East Lothian. A life-long fan of crime and horror, her short stories have been published in various places, and she was shortlisted for the inaugural CWA Margery Allingham competition. Her debut novel, Black Wood, was published in 2015. She is married and lives in London.
"Unflinching attention to detail lifts Holliday’s inventive and compelling second Banktoun novel to a whole new level."
– THE SUN, 4-stars
"A compelling tale of obsession and dark secrets that grips you from the first chapter and holds you right through to the startling and dramatic conclusion."
– AVA MARSH, author of Untouchable
"Chillingly nuanced, pulse-poundingly suspenseful, and totally unputdownable."
"The kind of book I adore discovering, one that stays with me long after I’ve finished."
– JENNY BLACKHURST, author of How I Lost You
"Tense, atmospheric and gripping from page one. A first-rate psychological thriller.
– MASON CROSS, author of The Samaratin
"Feverish and intense, Willow Walk is a worthy follow up to S.J.I. Holliday’s highly regarded debut, Black Wood. A writer who doesn’t flinch in the face of twisted impulses and unspeakable desires, few can match her for the creation of truly disturbing characters."
– EVA DOLAN, author of After You Die
"A brilliantly dark and twisted tale that expertly builds the tension until you find yourself biting your nails to the quick as the pages fly by."
– STEVE CAVANAGH, author of The Defence
"The writing is sublime and the storyline is darkly delicious with some thought-provoking themes and genuinely intriguing characters."
– Liz Loves Books