Publication Date:

April 2022



Original language and publisher

English | Armida Books

Territories Handled

World excl Greek and English


Commercial Fiction



A macabre, sad but surprisingly funny tale about the power of friendship. — The Sun

A deeply moving novel bursting with heart and hope. Untethered is a humorous, fast-paced and ultimately life-affirming​ ​novel​. ​A Mediterranean Thelma and Louise (with an extra woman and more dogs),​ ​this is a deeply moving novel bursting with heart and hope​. — Hello Magazine U​K​

Busfield has a gift for lively, witty dialogue, plot development, and​ ​characterization​. ​While the subject of animal cruelty might be distressing, Busfield has​ ​a light, witty touch and this novel is ultimately uplifting​. — Sunday Mail

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and sympathise with the need to care more for all animals. — Pammy Hutton, FBHS, international trainer and rider, Horse & Hound columnist and author of Horses for Life

Busfield writes with rage and wit. The dialogue crackles. The characters live and breathe. … A painful yet salutary and satisfying read. — Saga Magazine

Cara, Lillian and Emilia are three women of a certain age who have only one thing in common – a love of animals. Sadly, on the Mediterranean island they call home, they witness appalling animal cruelty and after learning of a puppy’s death in a cardboard crushing machine, the three friends decide to do something about it. They then find themselves responsible for one of the most in- triguing, and in some quarters celebrated, crime sprees in modern Cypriot history.

Untethered is more than a tale about animal rescue, it’s a story of love, loss and the incredible power of female friendship.