The unforgettable, poignant new novel from Sunday Times bestseller Freya North.
Born and brought up in an artists’ commune in Derbyshire, Oriana Taylor had freedom at her fingertips in a home full of extraordinary people. The Bedwell brothers, Malachy and Jed, shared their childhood and adolescence with Oriana. In the rambling old house and tangled grounds, their dreams and desires could run free.
But too much freedom comes at a price. Something happened the summer they were fifteen. And now, having been gone eighteen years, Oriana is back.
This is their story.
‘Brimming with emotional drama and packing a huge twist, this story will keep you guessing until the very end’ Heat
‘I was gripped from the start and raced through to the end in one long sitting’ Sara Lawrence, Daily Mail
‘A lovely read that keeps you anticipating a twist that is nicely unexpected…I couldn’t put it down‘ Sarah Broadhurst, Lovereading.co.uk
‘A very telling and enjoyable take on contemporary life’ Woman and Home
‘Skilfully written, and full of interesting characters.’ The Lady
‘If you like emotional family dramas with a twist you’ll love this’ Daily Express
‘Freya North has given us another poignant tale – you won’t be able to put this one down’ OK
‘An intriguing tale that keeps you absorbed from cover to cover.’ Candis Magazine
‘A brilliant new book’ Fabulous magazine
‘The Way Back Home stands out from the crowd with its twists, turns and simply stunning writing’ The Sun
‘It is a story of reflection and redemption - a tender tale that seems to have come from the very heart of this author’ New Books Magazine
‘Packed with love, lies and drama’ Woman Magazine
‘A delightful read, which evokes the summers of our youth’ Northern Echo
About the author
Freya North is the author of 12 bestselling novels which have been translated into many languages. She was born in London but lives in rural Hertfordshire with her family and other animals, where she writes from a stable in her back garden. A passionate reader since childhood, Freya was originally inspired by Mary Wesley, Rose Tremain and Barbara Trapido – fiction with strong female leads and original, sometimes eccentric, characters.
In 2012 she set up, and now runs, the Hertford Children’s Book Festival. She is also a judge for the Campaign for Rural England Awards. To connect with Freya and hear about events, unique competitions and sneak previews of what she’s writing, join her on Facebook, Twitter or her website.
Customer ReviewsSee All
One of the most lovely books I have read in a long while. Freya North rights so sensitivity. The setting was really amazing – and I loved all the characters. The story was amazing, believable – and stayed me long after I finished the book. She is really one of top authors when it comes to stories about people we can believe in. I would highly recommend this book!
Kept waiting for something to happen...
... and when it did it was a bit 'so what'. I love a bit of North/Keyes/Alliot/Parks escapism but this one just didn't really do the job. Just ok.