Dear Emma, I have been keeping greatly entertained with your Dungeness novel.
I was on the lookout for your repeating Secrets of the Shingle in a formulaic way, but not at all! In fact, I kept thinking "What, no murders?", then you plunged the reader into the dreamlike tale of *******. You very cleverly suggested a hypnotic state in Lily through the grey tea, but the outcome of her state is quite unexpected and original.
What no murders? Could any sequel of Shingle continue without some random bodies strewn about? I have assured my friend that there would soon be a body on the shingle and as I write this I have left the story in limbo. A body has just been discovered, but I have been delayed and so there he/she remains until I have time to continue!