My whole body aches. I trawl memories of her, now so precious... my darling child. I can’t lose her…
When Tessa arrives at the little house by the lake with her two children, it is an escape. The rental house may be a bit small—but it’s theirs for the summer. A place to hide…
However, their isolation is disrupted by the family from the big house next door. Three children and their glamorous mother Rebecca—who seems determined to invite Tessa into their lives.
Rebecca, however, is harbouring a dark secret. And when it becomes too much for her to bear, Tessa seems to be the only person she can turn to.
But as powerful bonds form between the two families, choices will be made that can never be undone. And as the summer comes to an end, nothing can keep everyone safe. And one family will pay the ultimate price…
A gripping, powerful emotional page turner with a heartbreaking twist, for fans of Jodi Picoult, Emily Bleeker and Diane Chamberlain.
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Customer ReviewsSee All
Overwrought & melodramatic
This got so many good reviews. I don’t know why. It’s poorly written, drags on endlessly until near the end when a series of totally implausible, soap opera events occur. An ending that left me dismayed and wishing I hadn’t plowed through the whole book. I can’t recommend this at all.