Book Launch: Sarah Armstrong’s ‘The Insect Rosary’

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We are really excited to be hosting this Book launch with Colchester author Sarah Armstrong.  A few years back we started running short story and novel writing courses here at Red Lion Books and Sarah was our tutor. So we are delighted that her first novel ‘The Insect Rosary is to be published by the very stylish Sandstone Press. Sarah is also a Creative Writing tutor at the Open University.

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“I have a gift for you and Nancy.” She put her hand into her pocket and pulled out two little plastic bags. There were two strings of rosary beads, black and shiny like a line of beetles.

All families have secrets, but Bernadette’s are more dangerous than most. On holiday in Northern Ireland in 1982, she and her older sister discover their family is involved with disappearances and murder. Thirty years later Nancy makes a disastrous return to the farm with her own family. The events of the past gradually and menacingly reveal why those sisters have not spoken to each other since that last disturbing summer together.