Too Dark to See is a beautifully written and moving debut novel by Chloe Heuch.
Chloë Heuch was born in Taunton and lives near Pwllheli on the North Wales coast with her partner, two children, her psychopath cat and the dog. Past jobs have included working in a children’s home, teaching, bar work and working in the local post office. She has a Creative Writing MA from Lancaster University and is a member of SCBWI. She currently divides her time between her children, her writing and teaching teenagers.
After the death of her mother, 16-year-old Kay is on a mission to self-destruct. Unhappy at home and school, she only finds peace with the semi-wild ponies on the moors. She meets Sion up there, also looking to escape. They are drawn into a secret, intense love, but they cannot hide from their lives for long.
Too Dark To See is a beautifully written portrayal of teens grief, and how they navigate the dark thick cloud that seems to encapsulate it. The characters are very real and have distinct personalities which draw you into their individual stories.
The description of the landscapes within the book also add so much atmosphere to the story.
It’s a thought-provoking read that is wholly relatable for both teens and adults. Chloe Heuch is a new, exciting and powerful voice within the YA world and we look forward to reading more from her.
You can get a copy of the book which is out via Firefly Press, here.