The Buried Circle
The village of Avebury is one of the most mysterious places in the English countryside. Surrounded by ancient standing stones, crop circles and burial mounds, this is a place where all is not as it seems.
Weaving fact with fiction, Jenni Mills's second novel is set in a haunted landscape where the past breaks through into the present. In 1938, the archaeologist Alexander Keiller - a millionaire playboy with a passion for witchcraft and ritual magic - plans to reconstruct the five thousand year old stone circle. Frannie Robinson and her boyfriend Davey are among those who fall under his dangerous spell, and are nearly destroyed.
Seventy years later, Frannie's granddaughter India sets out on her own quest to discover the truth. But digging up the past unearths the unexpected, and may prove lethal...
'Impressive, psychological thriller… which grips tightly from the very first page.' -- The Bookseller
'The depiction of scientific archaeology, ancient mysticism and contemporary pagans is extremely well done, and the time-shifting story is as absorbing about the pre-war and early war period as it is about the present day. In fact Jenni Mills's second novel is outstandingly accomplished and gripping.' --Literary Review
Rights in THE BURIED CIRCLE sold to Dumont Literatur und Kunst Verlag (Germany)