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The heart-breaking and unforgettable new novel from Nikola Scott about two women born decades apart caught up in dark secrets. Perfect for readers of Dinah Jefferies and Kate Morton.

August 1939

At peaceful Summerhill, orphaned Maddy hides from the world and the rumours of war. Then her adored sister Georgina returns from a long trip with a new friend, the handsome Victor. Maddy fears that Victor is not all he seems, but she has no idea just what kind of danger has come into their lives…

Today

Chloe is newly pregnant. This should be a joyful time, but she is fearful for the future, despite her husband’s devotion. When chance takes her to Summerhill, she’s drawn into the mystery of what happened there decades before. And the past reaches out to touch her in ways that could change everything…

‘The perfect summer read.’
Liz Trenow, author of In Love and War and The Silk Weaver

‘I loved this touching exploration of love and its capacity for consolation and destruction… compelling and satisfying. It was beautifully written.’
Judith Lennox, author of Hidden Lives

‘If I had known I was going to enjoy this little gem of a book so much, I would have moved it up my TBR pile forthwith! I was completely enthralled from the beginning. Everything from the setting, to the time period, to the characters felt totally authentic and I raced through it.’
Kathryn Hughes, author of The Key and The Secret