Published by Sandstone Press in November 2018.
"It’s all about the voice,” aspiring novelists are told. Every so often, you come across a voice so distinctive that the writer’s words seem to have been whispered in your ear, with no page or screen coming between you. Daniel Shand is one of those writers."
"Poetic, unsettling and provoking, Shand’s writing encompasses not only Chloe’s psyche, but her coping mechanisms, her fears and her dreams."
"With Crocodile Daniel Shand has cemented his position as one of Scotland’s finest and original literary voices."
"Compelling, unsettling, and at times devastating. Daniel Shand writes about the cruelty and vulnerability of children on the cusp of adolescence with redemptive insight."
It is poetically thoughtful, careful, somehow both harrowing and gentle, heartbreaking and heartwarming. His characters are so beautifully human, perfect in their imperfection.