It's about the atmosphere. That dark and cold atmosphere that Harper Fox does better than anyone else. Once again she has placed her characters in faraway corners of Scotland. The story is about the rivalry between Mitch and his ex-lover Lewis in their quest for fame and a career in archaeology. But mostly it is about Mitch's road to finding beauty in the ordinary and to realising what matters in life when he becomes close to losing it to the forces of nature. Just amazing, awesome writing. I'm off to get a cup of tea, cause it is cold around the Scottish shorelines and I felt like I was right there with Mitch and Owen.