The Last Night

Cesca Major

RRP: £12.99

3 November 2016

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781782395713

RRP: £5.99

3 November 2016

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781782395720

In a quiet coastal village, Irina spends her days restoring furniture, passing the time in peace and hiding away from the world. A family secret, long held and never discussed, casts a dark shadow and Irina chooses to withdraw into her work. When an antique bureau is sent to her workshop, the owner anonymous, Irina senses a history to the object that makes her uneasy. As Irina begins to investigate the origins of the piece, she unearths the secrets it holds within…

Decades earlier in the 1950s, another young woman kept secrets. Her name was Abigail. Over the course of one summer, she fell in love, and dreamed of the future. But Abigail could not know that a catastrophe loomed, and this event would change the course of many lives for ever…


A deftly-handled, slow-burning thriller across two distinct timelines... the author's evocation of time and place is impeccable. Fans of Kate Mosse and Kate Atkinson will find a lot to like here.Joanne Harris, Goodreads

A smart, flawless and unforgettable triumph
Heat Magazine on The Last Night

A perfect Sunday afternoon read
Red online, on The Last Night

Captivating and beautifully written
The Sun, Fabulous Mag on The Last Night

Beautifully written and peppered with real emotion, this is a story that will linger long after reading
Heat on The Silent Hours

A beautifully written novel that will stay with you long after you finish the last page
Sun on The Silent Hours

[A] strong debut... This is assured writing and Major is a talent to watchAntonia Senior
The Times on The Silent Hours

A moving and evocative portrait of a little-known wartime tragedy
Sunday Express on The Silent Hours

A moving debut
Woman & Home on The Silent Hours