Undercliff by Mark Brend #BlogTour
Books / June 5, 2019

It’s the summer of 1972, and 30-something divorcee Martyn returns to London after some years away. He joins the Olive Grove, a religious community, where he forms a relationship with Amelia. Over time Martyn becomes suspicious of the Olive Grove’s leaders, a pair of apparently ordinary men who can speak in perfect unison, known as the Two. A sequence of ambiguous events might indicate that the Two have malign purposes, though Martyn cannot be sure. These suspicions come to a head when Amelia breaks off with Martyn and appears to vanish. He travels to Devon, where the Olive Grove has a retreat house, in search of Amelia and the truth about the organisation. There, events take several disturbing and unexpected turns.     Thanks to Kelly at Love Books Tours for inviting me on to the book tour for the debut fictional novel from Mark Brend, Undercliff published by Hornet Books The story begins with Alan receiving an unidentified manuscript, needing a break from his studies he begins to read and that begins the tale of Undercliff and the Olive Grove group.. 1972 , Martyn Hope newly divorced and moving into a new area , lonely, he unintentionally joins the olive…