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Publisher Description

'Very dark and very funny' Jo Brand
'Utterly compelling' Jojo Moyes
'Totally compulsive reading' Jenny Colgan

Jean Collins had two daughters. But she only loved one of them.

She knew it was wrong, but she just couldn't help herself. Jess was a little sweetheart, everyone said so. Anne was awkward and serious and not much fun, to be frank.

But now the years have passed. Jess is missing - run off long ago, no one knows where or why. So when Jean is left in a coma after a road accident, it's Anne who travels back up north to sit at her mother's bedside. And she wonders - why did Jean dash out into the road without looking? What distracted her? And why was she carrying a box of vanilla slices, the cream cakes she only ever bought for extra special occasions?

Meanwhile there are secrets waiting for Anne and Jean, back at the old family home. Secrets that were buried a long time ago . . .

A brilliantly observed, page-turning family drama from Sunday Times bestselling author Jenny Eclair


'Wonderfully written, insightful and riveting' Daily Mail

'Both heart-rending and compelling' Clare Mackintosh

'SO immersive, atmospheric and compelling' Marian Keyes

'Witty, moving, dark and absorbing' Jo Brand

'An elegant, gripping and mesmeric read' Helen Lederer

'An absolute page-turner of a story' Judy Finnigan

'Compelling, compassionate and keenly observed' Independent

'Don't miss the unforgettable new novel from Jenny Eclair - INHERITANCE is out now

Fiction & Literature
5 July
Little, Brown Book Group

Customer Reviews

Shasbo ,

Life Death Vanilla Slice

A lovely story really enjoyed reading it thanks Jenny

The one and only .... Fluff! ,

Middle age magic

Brilliant I laughed so much and recognised lots of me in this book.

Snoop Troop ,

Totally Shocked

So, I finally succumbed to buying the book after multiple Twitter prompts from JE and was so glad I did. I was hooked within the first few paragraphs. This is no book for a bloke I thought - wrong! It's going to lose momentum - wrong! I'll find something more interesting to read - nope, wrong again. I was enthralled by the characters and the storyline and devoured this book in days. More like this please.

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