Men reign supreme

An end-of-the-world cult founded years ago when ten men colonised an island. It's a society in which men reign supreme, breeding is controlled, and knowledge of the outside world is kept to a minimum. Girls are wives-in-training: at the first sign of puberty, they must marry and have children. But until that point, every summer, island tradition dictates that the children live wildly: running free, making camps, sleeping on the beach. And it is at the end of one such summer that one of the youngest girls sees something so horrifying that life on the island can never be the same again.

What the bloggers and reviewers are saying.....

I couldn’t put this one down. This is a compelling, disturbing and intriguing read. 


It’s dark, uncomfortable, brilliant and unputdownable. I can’t say I particularly enjoyed it, but because of that I LOVED it.


A powerful, dark tale of the powerless attempting to assert themselves; a warning to women everywhere of the compliance some men still crave.


A book that draws on themes not unlike “Lord of the Flies,” “The Lottery” and “The Handmaid’s Tale,” portrays a grim future for women on a fictional island.