Author(s): Karen Campbell
Justine is running for her life. Escaping a city and a man who between them have almost broken her she heads north to the mountains and the valleys of the Highlands. She is looking for somewhere to hide. Michael and Hannah are also running. With their two sons and their tattered marriage they have come to the village of Kilmacarra. They are looking for somewhere they can once again call home. In a place of standing stones - an ancient landscape in a country on the brink of change - a shocking accident causes their lives to intertwine. Tangled together in threads of guilt and love, with Scotland rushing towards a referendum and the community around them fracturing, each must question where they truly belong. And, as the ground beneath their feet begins to give up its secrets, and the darkness Justine fled grows close, each must also find a way to face their ghosts.
By the author of This Is Where I Am: an exhilarating, luminous novel about freedom and forgiveness, and finding your place in the world
Engrossing, entertaining and thoroughly readable ... It is a page-turner but Karen also demonstrates her acute eye for detail and for profound observation in just a phrase or a sentence. On the strength of Rise I will certainly be going to the backlist James Robertson I am in awe of Karen Campbell's writing. Rise soars and sears in equal measure - it is brilliant, unputdownable storytelling Mel Giedroyc Karen Campbell strikes out in a new direction in Rise Sunday Herald Top Picks for 2015
Karen Campbell is a graduate of Glasgow University's renowned Creative Writing Masters, and author of The Twilight Time, After the Fire, Shadowplay, Proof of Life and, most recently, This Is Where I Am, which was a BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime. A former police officer, and council PR, Karen Campbell won the Best New Scottish Writer Award in 2009. She lives in Galloway, Scotland. www.karencampbell.co.uk