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The Lost Daughter

Gill Paul

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Historical fiction

From the #1 bestselling author of The Secret Wife comes an epic, heartbreaking and gripping novel of a Russian princess, a powerful sacrifice and an extraordinary secret.

'Bold and powerful, filled with emotion, tension and vivid characters in a setting that is rich in historical detail' Kate Furnivall

A Russian princess. An extraordinary sacrifice. A captivating secret...

From the author of The Secret Wife, a gripping journey through decades and across continents, of love, devastating loss and courage against all odds.

1918
With the country they once ruled turned against them, the future of Russia's imperial family hangs in the balance. When middle daughter Maria Romanova captivates two of the guards, it will lead to a fateful choice between right and wrong.

Fifty-five years later . . .
Val rushes to her father's side when she hears of his troubling end-of-life confession: 'I didn't want to kill her.' As she unravels the secrets behind her mother's disappearance when she was twelve years old, she finds herself caught up in one of the world's greatest mysteries.


Readers adore the novels of Gill Paul:

'One of my favourite books of this year. Fascinating, glamorous and utterly compelling... historical fiction at its best' Tracy Rees, author of The Hourglass

'A marvellous, perfect read' The Sun

'Cleverly crafted and enthralling. A triumph' Dinah Jeffries

'A wonderful book. Loved the seamless blend of fact and fiction' Kathryn Hughes

'Compelling and full of surprises ****' The Lady

'This engrossing, heart-wrenching novel moves between the decades, combining history with fiction to portray the tragic events of the Russian Revolution' Sunday Express

'Riveting! I thoroughly enjoyed this intriguing tale of friendship and betrayal' Rosanna Ley

'With superb story-telling and a lush backdrop of period detail...a novel that is impossible to put down, abouttwo women who are impossible to forget. I loved it!' Hazel Gaynor

'I devoured Another Woman's Husband in a few days. This has bestseller written all over it' Louise Beech

'With seamless ease Gill evokes the events and characters of two eras...with great verve and a smattering of delicious fictional licence. Delightful' Liz Trenow

'Gill Paul has taken two of the twentieth century's most enigmatic women, one revered, the other reviled, and woven them into a deft story of friendship and betrayal' Kate Riordan

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Gill Paul

Gill Paul is a non-fiction author and novelist. She studied Medicine at Glasgow University before deciding that a doctor's life was not for her. In non-fiction she specializes in Health and is the author of a number of titles including Food Hospital (tie-in to a major Channel 4 series), published by Penguin, and Perfect Detox.