The wonderfully evocative new novel from the author of FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND.
Florence has never forgiven Jane for the circumstances of her birth. She was an accident, the product of Jane s first and only one-night-stand, and Flo does not want to know how hard her teenage mother fought to keep her.
When Flo s own, carefully planned, baby arrives, and her glossy, controlled world is turned upside down, for the first time in her life she turns to her mother for help. Holding her newborn grandson, Jane is suddenly overwhelmed by memories she s buried for decades of the tumultuous year when Flo was born: her parents fury, the new freedoms of 1960s London passing her by, and the rash consequences of the overwhelming love for her child.
Sarah Challis was born in Buckinghamshire and educated at St Paul's Girls' School and Homerton College, Cambridge. Her working life has mostly been spent teaching English. She has lived in California and Scotland but now lives in Dorset. She is married with four sons. KILLING HELEN is her first novel.