The Lost Garden is at once achingly beautiful and utterly compelling, exploring the destructive nature of secrets and the redemption that can come with accepting the past.
The face Esme Waters presents to the world is not the face she sees in the mirror. Even her three daughters, Lily, Rose and Jasmine, don't know the truth behind her careful smile. But a chance Parisian meeting with a fascinating psychiatrist opens the first crack in Esme's mind, and suddenly the past is pursuing her. And once again she is running just as she always runs from lovers, friends, and the truth of what she lost in Dublin more than twenty years ago.
While her children are rebelling against the rules, falling in love, and learning about loyalty, Esme discovers that sometimes the walls you build for protection need to come tumbling down . . .
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Mary Stanley was born in London and educated in Dublin. Graduating from Trinity College she has studied and worked in Italy, England, Malta, Ireland and Germany. She is the author of Retreat, Missing, Revenge, Searching for Home and The Umbrella Tree. The Hijacking of Cassie Peters is her seventh novel. She now lives in Dublin. For further information see www.marystanley.com