“All my life you’ve been pacing around me in circles. What do you want from me? Why don’t you just take it and leave me alone?”
In a place where people have been disappearing for years, a little girl gets lost in the woods. Meet the man who saves her life.
On a late summer morning in 1958, Phil Stapleton discovers and rescues five-year-old Brittany Duncan after she spends two days lost deep in the Kentucky woods. Two months later, when a tree branch crashes through the rickety trailer where Brittany lives, Phil takes the girl and her mother under his roof. What follows is a decade of mystery, terror, violence, and tragedy, with no escape in sight.
A Circle in the Woods is a novel that lulls and charms its reader while quietly drawing a knife.
“A significant literary achievement. . . . At times the writing is genuinely brilliant.” — an editor at HarperCollinsUK
“The new generation of literary fiction.” — Casey Watson, author of The Boy No One Loved: A Heartbreaking True Story of Abuse, Abandonment and Betrayal