'It was the month of May, or the month of June, in any case summer was near, and within only a few weeks the war would break out...' On the cusp of the Spanish Civil War in a coastal village in the Basque country, three men stop off at Extarri's bar on their way to the wedding of Captain Herraiz to Isabel Cruces. One of the men suffers a stroke in the latrine, and this bizarre and undignified event, seemingly so incidental, marks the beginning of a powerful story about two women whose bond - and whose secret - will endure ...

The Wrong Blood 2011, Vintage, London

ISBN-13: 9780099551850

Mass-market paperback

The Wrong Blood 2010, Chatto & Windus, London

ISBN-13: 9780701185565