Winter, in the North of England, and one stormy night a woman is swept to a lonely, accidental death in a flooded river in the hills.
Last seen alive she is swirling downstream at the wheel of her car. A believer in reincarnation, she used to tell people she drowned in her last life. Usually, therefore, she avoided ‘deep, dark water’ like the plague in this one. Until this fateful evening. Cry Downriver is the hauntingly tender love letter the man who shared Ruth’s life at the end writes after her death, ‘calling after you as you’re taken by the dark’. It’s a real love story; the beautiful, heart-rending quest for a ‘love worthy of its name’, by an award-winning author.