An emotional story of a mother's love, a missing child and the ways personal connections can transcend the boundaries of time. Perfect for fans of Kathryn Hughes and Lucinda Riley.
A haunting story of love, family and the secrets that can destroy us...
1933. Single mother Vera Ray kisses her young son, Daniel, goodnight and leaves with a heavy-heart to work the night-shift at a local hotel. The next morning she emerges to discover an unseasonable snowfall has blanketed the city, and her son has vanished. Outside their home, she finds his beloved teddy bear lying face-down on an icy street, the snow covering up any trace of his tracks, or the perpetrator's.
2010. When reporter Claire Aldridge is assigned to cover, what has become known as the "blackberry winter" storm, she learns of the unsolved disappearance of a three year old boy. The case was never solved and unable to let it rest Claire vows to find the truth. But as Claire immerses herself in the mysteries of the past, she discovers that not all secrets should be uncovered.
I adore Sarah Jio's novels. They have all the right ingredients to keep me glued to the pages: compelling characters, mystery, family secrets and love, and they are skilfully written. What more could I possibly want? - Santa Montefiore
Sarah Jio's writing is exquisite and engrossing - Elin Hilderbrand
Sarah Jio is the #1 international, New York Times, and USA Today bestselling author of ten novels. She is the host of the Mod About You podcast and also a longtime journalist who has contributed to Glamour, The New York Times, Redbook, Real Simple, O: The Oprah Magazine, Bon Appetit, Marie Claire, Self, and many other outlets, including NPR's Morning Edition. Jio's books have been published in more than 25 countries. She lives in Seattle with her three young boys.