'Like its characters, this book has an unassuming style, which masks great depth, emotion and insight. It’s an interesting read for all those who, until the pandemic, thought they ‘had the right to safety and plenty and freedom’.'
It’s 2020 and the whole country is in lockdown due to the dreadful virus COVID-19, but for Pamela Dearly it makes little difference to her way of life. More than a decade after the death of her sister she is still living as a resentful recluse, spending her days going over the past.
Pam has never been a people person. She keeps her family at arm’s length, finding fault and nursing grievances. She makes herself unhappy, and she knows it.
‘Watershed’ is about loneliness and families, and unlooked for deaths. It speaks of how events can change the course of lives, and how, in the end, the smallest of human interactions can make a difference.
'A beautifully written, compelling read which had me hooked until the final, heartbreaking line.'