Source: Won in Goodreads Giveaway
Alone on a dreary, secluded British island, Jake Whyte wakes to find that something, or someone, has killed some of the sheep she is responsible for tending. Jake grows increasingly paranoid as she begins to hear scratching and voices in the night, shaken by both her solitude and the haunting fears of the life she left behind.
"I can feel my strong arms floating from my shoulders, as weak as feathers. I want to do something to make him understand that it is important that this doesn't happen. I am sorry for my bad behaviour, I want to tell him, I want to say I won't do it again, I promise. I will take the beating with a brush, but not this. But all I can make is the word 'Please.'"The atmosphere of All the Birds, Singing is full of weight and rain, soaking every page of the novel in a ceaseless dampening that readers can practically smell. Wyld's writing is absolutely transformative and makes it nearly impossible not to feel Jake's isolation, strength and tension.
Already topping lists in the UK since its release last year, All the Birds, Singing is a marvel of a novel sure to find accolades and awards here in the US as well.