Una Mannion The night we left Ellen on the road, we drove up the mountain in silence. This is an assured and atmospheric debut novel, immaculately plotted, with a sense of danger seeping from every shadow. The fraught relationships between mothers and daughters, sisters, best friends and crushes are captured deftly, as is the ominous sense that losing your balance on the twisting pathway from adolescence to young adulthood, for even just one moment, could have fatal consequences. Una Mannion was born in Philadelphia and lives in County Sligo, Ireland and is an exciting new talent bringing us a literary debut as suspenseful as a good thriller. Book Now We have specially priced (£8.00) hardback copies of A Crooked Tree available now for you and your book groups - email [email protected] to place your order. We would like to reassure you that Hexham Book Festival events will be delivered with your safety in mind, and in full accordance with Government guidelines available at the time.