From the Sunday Times bestselling author comes an epic tale of love, passion and heartbreak.
In the summer of 1940, eyes are focussed on the skies above the South of England: the Battle for Britain has just begun. But Evie Lucas has eyes for no-one but a dashing young pilot called Tony. Evie has a glittering career as an artist ahead of her but seems only to be fascinated in sketching portraits of him…
Seventy years later, recently widowed art historian Lucy is putting the pieces of her life back together, and to do that she needs to uncover the mystery surrounding a painting in her home. As Lucy ties up the loose ends of one lifetime, she stirs up a hornet’s nest of history in another. Suddenly, Lucy finds herself in danger from people past and present who have no intention of letting an untold truth ever surface.
Some stories are buried in the darkness forever. Some are just waiting to be told…
Praise for Barbara Erskine:
‘Her forte is mood, atmosphere and the toe-curling frisson’ Elizabeth Buchan, Sunday Times
‘Barbara Erskine’s storytelling talent is undeniable’ The Times‘
‘Marvellous escapist stuff’ Woman and Home
About the author
A historian by training, Barbara Erskine is the author of thirteen bestselling novels that demonstrate her interest in both history and the supernatural, plus three collections of short stories. Her books have appeared in at least twenty-six languages. Her first novel, Lady of Hay, has sold over three million copies worldwide. She lives with her family in an ancient manor house near Colchester and in a cottage near Hay-on-Wye.
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One of her best
I have read all of her books and this one is fantastic