An atmospheric and haunting tale of innocence corrupted

28th July, 2019

Fiction: Cape May, By Chip Cheek, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, €17.50

Henry and Effie, the protagonists of Chip Cheek’s new novel, are barely out of high school when they get married and leave rural Georgia for a honeymoon in the New Jersey resort town of Cape May, where Effie’s relatives own a house.

It’s 1957, and the virginal young couple realise how little they really know each other as they...

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