The Second World War - a mother must make a heartbreaking sacrifice in order to save her child. . . A poignant and powerful family saga from the author of Au Revoir Liverpool.
1944. It is spring, late morning, when Flora's life changes for ever. She is standing on a platform in the Swiss mountains, watching as a cattle train draws near. From within the wooden trucks she can hear human voices - groaning, pleading and desperate.
Horrified, she begins to run alongside the train, frantically trying to help. But as the train picks up speed, a filthy bundle of rags is thrust through the slats and into her arms - 'Take him. His name is Simon.'
Flora stands on the platform, a baby boy cradled against her. And although everything looks exactly as it had done moments before, nothing will ever be the same again.
SUNDAY TIMES bestseller Maureen Lee has written a powerful, moving story of war, motherhood and love.
Maureen Lee was born in Liverpool and had numerous short stories published and a play professionally staged before her first novel was published. Her award-winning novels earned her many fans and she was a regular SUNDAY TIMES top ten bestseller. Her novel DANCING IN THE DARK won the RNA Award. Maureen Lee lived in Colchester with her family until she passed away in 2020.