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Subtitled, ‘Of Friendship, Dreams, and the Edge of a Cliff,’ this novel is the stunning fiction debut of author and Treadwell’s tutor Lucya Starza.


This is a gothic fiction book written from the perspective of Alison, a 21-year-old university graduate who sets out to write a novel in the summer after finishing her literature degree. Her plans are soon waylaid by the bonds of friendship and a harrowing discovery. Set in 1987, the year of the Great Storm, Alison and the four friends she meets upon moving to the seaside discover an ancient grave unearthed by volatile weather. Together they unearth a human skull, and this decision leads to a supernatural mystery that will alter their lives forever.


Alresford: Moon Books, 2024. Paperback, 155 pages. New.

Erosion - Lucya Starza