"This is an enchanted place. Others don't see it but I do." In a high security prison, an inmate on death row escapes his surroundings by immersing himself in books, and by re-imagining the world that surrounds him, envisioning golden horses as they run deep under the earth, heat flowing like molten metal from their backs. In this novel by the author of The Child Finder, a female investigator only known as the Lady looks for information relating to the inmates' backgrounds that can be used to overturn their sentences. She is put on the case of a man named York and as she digs into his past, the experience brings up ghosts of her own and threatens to destroy everything that she has come to know about the enchanted place.
"[An] impressive debut…. Read this magical book, and prepare to be spellbound."—Library Journal (starred review)