Sandstone Press

The Angel in the Stone by R L McKinney

RRP: £8.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781910985793
Publication Date: 17/08/2017
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The Angel in the Stone

R L McKinney


All Calum wants is a quiet life, but the past is haunting him. He and his mother Mary still don’t talk about the death of his younger brother Finn, more than twenty years ago. Then Calum’s estranged daughter Catriona arrives with troubles of her own. Simmering resentments rise to the surface, and a family driven apart by silence must confront its secrets.


R L McKinney

R L McKinney portrait

R L (Rebecca Louisa) McKinney was born in Boulder Colorado, raised in Northern California, came to Edinburgh as a student in 1995 and never left. In various incarnations she has been a bartender,...

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‘Wry and humane...’
-Karine Polwart

‘Hooking its readers early and not letting go until the very end, The Angel In The Stone, even at its darkest, is shot through with glimmers of optimism and humanity...’
-Alastair Mabbott, The Herald

‘The Angel in the Stone is just as beautifully written...The Angel in the Stone is a powerful story showing how the past comes with us into our the present day.’
-Joanne, The Portobello Book Blog

‘Incredible, beautifully written, laughed, cried & couldn't put it down!’
-Hannah Bardell MP

‘... wonderful characters and setting. Highly recommend.’
-Sandra, Beauty Balm Blog

‘This book shows a huge amount of promise. Essentially, it is about modern Scotland, moving seamlessly between Lowland, Highland and Island life. The author shows real empathy and understanding of her characters, tackling some weighty current issues (such as mental health and Alzheimer’s disease) with eloquence, insight and dignity.’
-The Highland Book Prize