The news of her mother’s death hits Nell as if she’s been shot. The letter must be some kind of prank, but who could be so cruel? Because Nell’s mother died nearly thirty years ago.
When Nell was just a tiny baby, her parents died in a car crash, leaving her to be raised by her devoted grandmother, Lilian. So when the lawyer’s letter arrives, informing her of her mother Sarah’s very recent death, it destroys everything Nell thought she knew. Her grandmother loved her, so why did she lie? And why did her mother abandon her?
Nell knows she can never recapture the years with her mother that were taken from her, and fears this will haunt her forever. Now she won’t rest until she finds out why she was so cruelly deceived. But her family’s past has been kept secret for a reason, and someone is desperate for it to stay that way. How much danger will Nell risk for the truth?
Often when the heart takes over disaster strikes and this is also the case in this very entertaining story.
When you have been deeply hurt by betrayal, the only thing some people want is revenge. They want to hurt as hard as they have been hurt. It does not take away the pain, but you just have to find a scapegoat.
Some things I had figured out, but I think this was the author’s intention, because the hints were pretty obvious. It were the why and the surprises she had up her sleeve that kept me glued to the pages.
I loved this book! Some people become cold and heartless due to circumstances, which means that they fit perfectly in this kind of books and make them perfect reads. 5 stars.
Thank you, Lesley Sanderson and Bookouture
About the author
Lesley attended the Curtis Brown Creative 6 month novel writing course in 2015/6, and in 2017 The Orchid Girls (then On The Edge) was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish fiction prize.
Lesley is the author of psychological thrillers and spends her days writing in coffee shops in Kings Cross where she lives and works as a librarian. She loves the atmosphere and eclectic mix of people in the area. Lesley discovered Patricia Highsmith as a teenager and has been hooked on psychological thrillers ever since.