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Publisher Description

'A gripping new novel' HELLO! Magazine

London, 1960

The lives of teenage twins Maisy and Duncan change forever the night their sick mother is taken to an asylum. Sent to live in the New Forest with their cold-hearted grandmother, Mrs Mitcham, they feel unloved and abandoned.

And when one day Duncan doesn't come home from exploring in the forest, no one - least of all his grandmother - appears to care about his disappearance. The police, who've found the bodies of other missing boys, offer little hope of finding Duncan alive.

Yet Maisy refuses to give up. Though she doesn't know the woods well, she knows someone who does. The strange old woman who lives at their heart.

Dare Maisy enlist the help of the woman in the wood?


'A real page-turner, a family story that is multi-layered just as you'd expect from Lesley Pearse, who is deservedly one of the world's favourite story tellers' My Weekly

'Characters it is impossible not to care about . . . this is storytelling at its very best' Daily Mail

Fiction & Literature
June 29
Penguin Books Ltd

Customer Reviews

Lorac. ,

Woman in the woods

Brilliant as ever just enjoy reading her books. I have told all my friends to Reed her books.

Hamish McHamish ,

An ok read but not her best

I normally love Lesley Pearse books and have read all of them but this one, however, felt clunky. A lot of the dialogue didn’t flow for me and seemed unnatural. Not her best by a long shot and the only reason I have it 3 stars was out of loyalty.

Uksausage76 ,

Loved it

First time I've ever read a book by Lesley Pearce and I've been addicted to it. Even trying to read it while ironing a shirt for my
Partner. The story is gripping and so well written that you can easily picture yourself as the characters. I think this could be the start of a beautiful relationship between me and the whole back catalogue of books

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