PINE by Francine Toon


PINE by Francine Toon

Published by Black Swan, 2020, paperback.

ISBN: 9781784164829

Shortlisted for the Bloody Scotland Crime Debut of the Year.

Lauren and her father Niall live alone in the Highlands, in a small village surrounded by forest. When a woman stumbles onto the road one Halloween night, Niall drives her back to their house. In the morning she’s gone.


Toon brilliantly captures the wildness of rural childhood and the intensity of small-town clautrophobia, uniting the chill of modern gothic with the pulse of a thriller.


“Carefully calibrated to make every single hair on the back of your neck stand up on end”…..Scotland on Sunday.

“As gripping as any boxset”….Sunday Times

Available on back-order