What We Leave Behind – Hardback

Siôn Scott-Wilson

Deixis Press



ISBN: 9781739708146

Publication date: 26 May 2023

Rights: World



‘As powerful and addictive as the first outing of SiÚn Scott-Wilson’s personable Regency graverobbers  What We Leave Behind leads its reader through a beautifully-realised and immersive world of stark necessities amid exquisite squalor conjuring its Dandy-Horses resurrection-men and

its rich steaming London in a persuasively authentic eighteenth-century voice. This is the most pungent and rewarding thriller I expect to read this year – a sordid and electrifying triumph’


A gripping tale of redemption and the power of love set against the backdrop of a historical crime-ridden London…

In this highly-anticipated sequel to Some Rise By Sin Sammy and Facey are pulled back into the gritty world of London’s criminal underworld. This time the stakes are higher than ever as the fate of Sammy’s young adopted son hangs in the balance. Coerced into the hunt for a notorious gemstone Sammy and Facey are torn between their moral code and their desperate desire to save the boy.

As they navigate the dangerous streets of London they are forced to confront the weight of their actions and the legacies they will leave behind. Will they make the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of the stolen child-and can they rise above the sins of their past?

Siôn Scott-Wilson

Siôn Scott-Wilson writes short stories, novels, and plays. His first novel, The Sleepwalker’s Introduction to Flight, was published in 2008 and was listed for the CrimeFest Last Laugh Award. He won the Yeovil Literary Prize for Best Novel in 2013 and was a runner-up for the Fish Publishing Prize in 2008. Siôn holds an MSc (Distinction) in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh.

Siôn is a keen épéeist, skier, tennis player, and cyclist. He has appeared nude on the London stage, and he has a BAFTA nomination.