I made what may be called a rash and foolish marriage to a man I scarcely knew.
1904: Cathie longs for adventure. A whirlwind romance with soldier and artist Herbert Jackson offers this and more, but Herbert is violently jealous and she is soon fighting for her freedom - and her life.
A fictionalised account of Catherine Carswell's first marriage, What We Did in the Dark is a compelling portrait of a trail-blazing writer.
Ajay Close is a terrific writer… Close displays real skill and insight in making something both moving and compelling out of such challenging material. Highly recommended.' --Carol Birch
'Profound and moving... Beautifully told. I couldn't stop reading it.' --James Robertson
'A passionate, brutal tale - full of tender moments and barbaric acts.' --Sue Peebles
'Speaks across time to all women everywhere.' --Sue Wilkinson, former CEO of The Reading Agency