Join us

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Newsletter

Karen Powell

The River Within

Cover: The River Within - Karen Powell

Karen Powell

The River Within

2020, pp. 272, e-Book
ISBN: 9781787702332
Region: Britain
Paper Paper Paper
£ 12.99
Where to buy Where to buy Where to buy

The book

How did Danny die?

On a summer’s day in 1955, the drowned body of young Danny Masters is discovered by three of his teenage friends: Alexander, heir to the country estate that neighbours the village, and siblings Lennie and Tom, whose father is land agent to the Richmond family.

Lennie is in love with volatile Alexander, but is he also in love or merely playing with her? Alexander’s mother has been a widow for less than a year, yet her husband’s brother seems always to be by her side. In the weeks that follow the tragic drowning, the river begins to give up its secrets. As the circumstances surrounding Danny’s death emerge, relationships and bonds develop, and other stories gradually come to the surface, threatening to destroy an entire way of life.

The author

Karen Powell
Karen Powell was born in Rochester, Kent. She left school at 16 but returned to education as a mature student to study English Literature at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. She lives in North Yorkshire. An early draft of The River Within was awarded a Northern Writers’ TLC ‘New Fiction Reads’ prize, which seeks to support work-in-progress by new, emerging and established writers across the North of England.

Reviews

Books by region

  • Cover: Lambda - David Musgrave

    David Musgrave

    Lambda

    2022, pp. , £ 12.99
    Whoever the lambdas might be, and wherever they really come from, they’re already here among us
  • Cover: Laura Laura - Richard Francis

    Richard Francis

    Laura Laura

    2022, pp. 240, £ 8.99
    An elderly academic on his way home from the cinema is accosted by a homeless woman. She tells him her name is Laura. So begins a nightmarish journey...
  • Cover: Living and Dying with Marcel Proust - Christopher Prendergast

    Christopher Prendergast

    Living and Dying with Marcel Proust

    2022, pp. 256, £ 16.99
    A lifetime’s reading of Proust’s masterpiece
  • Cover: Cathedral - Ben Hopkins

    Ben Hopkins

    Cathedral

    2021, pp. 624, £ 8.99
    A sweeping story about obsession, mysticism, art, and earthly desire.
  • Cover: Cathedral - Ben Hopkins

    Ben Hopkins

    Cathedral

    2021, pp. 624, £ 16.99
    Ambitious, immersive, a remarkable feat of imagination, Cathedral tells a sweeping story about obsession, mysticism, art, and earthly desire.
  • Cover: Laura Laura - Richard Francis

    Richard Francis

    Laura Laura

    2020, pp. 240, £ 16.99
    An elderly academic on his way home from the cinema is accosted by a homeless woman. She tells him her name is Laura. So begins a nightmarish journey...

More suggestions

  • Cover: Belle Greene - Alexandra Lapierre

    Alexandra Lapierre

    Belle Greene

    2022, pp. 496, £ 12.99
    The transfixing true story of a woman who defied all odds to choose her own destiny
  • Cover: Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio - Amara Lakhous

    Amara Lakhous

    Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio

    2022, pp. 144, £ 8.99
    A shrewd mix of social satire and murder mystery
  • Cover: No One Dies Yet - Kobby Ben Ben

    Kobby Ben Ben

    No One Dies Yet

    2022, pp. 336, £ 12.99
    A genre-breaking novel from a powerful new African voice
  • Cover: Nives - Sacha Naspini

    Sacha Naspini

    Nives

    2022, pp. 140, £ 12.99
    A hauntingly beautiful novel about an unforgettable new heroine, and a story of undying love
  • Cover: Lacuna - Fiona Snyckers

    Fiona Snyckers

    Lacuna

    2022, pp. 256, £ 12.99
    A feminist response to Coetzee’s masterwork Disgrace, and the moving story of a woman trying to put her life back together
  • Cover: Three - Valérie Perrin

    Valérie Perrin

    Three

    2022, pp. 512, £ 13.99
    A compulsive story about the powers and fleetingness of friendship, love, life