With her strange albino appearance and shy nature, Hannah Ruland is content to lead a sheltered life in rural Norfolk, under the watchful eye of her fiercely protective mother and brother. But all is set to change when Hannah meets the enigmatic Toby and befriends the crop circle followers, who are studying the mysterious patterns that have appeared in a local wheat field. For the first time, Hannah is beginning to engage with the world. But for some reason, Hannah's mother is showing no interest in her daughter's activities, disappearing for hours on end, being uncharacteristically bad-tempered and neglecting her beloved garden. And then Hannah's brother's new girlfriend arrives on the scene. Desperate to fit in, Kirsten stirs up conflicting emotions and long-buried resentments among the Ruland family. As the long, hot summer draws to a close, the tensions stir up to boiling point - and a confrontation seems inevitable.
Sarah Jackman was born in Berlin and has lived variously in the UK, France and Germany. She now lives in south Wales.