The Last Time We Saw Marion


“A can’t-put-it-down story that haunts.” 

Marianne Fairchild’s fragile sense of identity turns on its head, evoking demons that will haunt two families.

The Last Time We Saw Marion is a contemporary women’s fiction novel. It offers a heart-achingly real look at what it truly means to be family, through hauntingly real characters.

340 pages (84,500 words)

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This is the story of two families – but the horrible truth is that two into one won’t go…

She is seventeen and has spent her life fighting off disturbing memories that can’t possibly belong to her.
His twin sister Marion died seventeen years ago.

When Cal and his older sister Sarah spot Marianne in the audience of a TV show that Cal is recording, they are stunned by her uncanny resemblance to Marion. They have to find out who she is, but they both soon come to regret the decision to draw her into their lives. Events spiral out of control for all of them, but whilst Cal and Sarah each manage to find a way to move on, Marianne is forced to relinquish the one precious thing that could have given her life some meaning.

The book is set in a haunting estuary landscape of mudflats, marshes and the constant resonance of the sea.


Tracey Scott-Townsend is the author of uncompromising family dramas which delve into often uncomfortable aspects of relationships of all kinds, but motherhood is frequently at the heart of her stories. Three of her books feature the Humber Estuary in East Yorkshire, where she lived for a year when she was young.

Tracey is the mother of four grown children. She is also editorial director of Wild Pressed Books, a small publishing company she runs with her husband Phil Scott-Townsend.

You can learn more about Tracey Scott-Townsend by visiting her author page here on the IQ website.

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Tracey Scott-Townsend
Category: Literary
Release Date: April 2014

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-908600-26-4
Pages: 340
RRP: £9.99 / 12.99€ / $14.99

Format: eBook (MOBI & ePUB)
ISBN: 978-1-908600-27-1
RRP: £3.49 / 3.99€ / $3.99


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This book is a can’t-put-it-down story that haunts. The plot is strong and carefully crafted with one mystery layered upon another, sections of information revealed to the reader little by little. The settings are well chosen so that the storyline never lacks atmosphere.

Rosalind Minett, author of Curious Men

Tracey weaves such a haunting tale that reads so smoothly I began reading and couldn’t stop until I’d finished. Let’s just say it is a story of tragedy, loss, regret, lives torn apart and trying to heal against all odds and an ending that gave me chills and left me feeling extremely unsettled but in a good way because I would have been disappointed if it had ended any other way.

Dawn Sister, Goodreads Reviewer

If you are looking for a book that will take you along on an emotional family journey, grab you down deep and keep you guessing – look no further. Ms. Townsend has crafted a lovely tale here that will fully immerse you. The premise is so different and intriguing. The author has done a fine job of creating a cast of characters that are as multi-faceted as every human being with both good qualities and bad. You will likely find yourself juxtaposed between sympathy and something less. Yet every emotion has been carefully evoked by this skilled author.

LC, Amazon Reviewer

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