On the edge on Ireland's west coast, rugged mountains meet wild sea and bright blue lakes. Deep in the forest, surrounded by farmland, a girl lives alone in a small stone cottage. Then, into her peaceful landscape comes a documentary crew.
Solomon's skill is sound. He records, he listens, he hears. And when he meets the girl - Laura - he discovers that she has an extraordinary talent: an ability to mimic sounds. It's a gift that earns her the nickname Lyrebird. A gift like nothing he's ever experienced.
From that point, Laura's life is turned on its head. When the documentary crew offers her a way forward, a bridge to another kind of life, she takes it.
But while Solomon knows the world will love Laura, will it free her to spread her wings - or will it trap her in a gilded cage? Like all wild birds, she needs to fly free...
Lyrebird is a thoughtful, beautifully drawn and deeply moving story of secrets, the bonds of family, and of how we learn to be who we really are.