A gripping psychological exploration into the secrets that lead us to lie to those we love, this dual narrative is set in London in the present day and in the swinging 1970s.
'I do not know what you have been told about your mother. But I know it cannot be the truth...'
Klara Mortimer never really knew her mother, Sadie, a former model, who left when she was just six years old. All she has is a handful of stories, passed down from the father who raised her. Klara tells herself she has long ago come to terms with her mother's disappearance from her life, but then she receives a note and key from someone who calls themselves 'N.R.'. These lead her to a garage, full of the remnants of her mother's past, and to the diary she kept all those years ago. Within its pages, Klara discovers a woman who doesn't quite match the portrait her father has painstakingly painted for her, and a story that leads her to question everything she thought she knew...
A tight, compelling study of love, obsession and breakdown. I couldn't stop reading - Jojo Moyes
A gripping, moving, beautifully unwound story about family secrets and dark deeds done in the name of love. I couldn't put it down - Erin Kelly
Addictive reading - Women & Home
Insightful about middle-class angst at its most creepy... Unnerving - Independent on Sunday
A really gripping read - Chloe's Chick Lit Reviews
Brilliant! - Image magazine
Jessica Ruston was born in Warwickshire. Her career began in the worlds of theatre, film and publishing and she has written screenplays and two non-fiction books. Her debut novel Luxury was highly acclaimed. Jessica lives in Brighton with her husband. For everything you need to know about Jessica, visit her website www.jessicaruston.com.