A family torn apart by tragedy learns to come together in this “dark, deep, and incredibly emotional” novel of secrets and forgiveness (Jo Lambert, author of The Cornish Affair).
After struggling with the death of his childhood friend and the loss of his mother, Griff Hendry has dedicated himself to saving lives, joining the coastal rescue team along the breathtaking shores of Dorset, England. Yet the one man who needs rescue most—Griff’s own father, Logan—is the one man Griff can’t forgive. Their tragic past not only caused an irreparable rift between them, but also drove away Griff’s wife, Evie.
As Evie struggles with the trials of her teenage daughter, she also gives as much care and comfort to her ailing and bereaved father-in-law as she can. Evie has no choice. She knows the terrible secret that Logan is hiding from his son. Now it’s up to her to bring the family back together, to teach Griff that the real meaning of strength is compassion, and that sometimes healing an old wound requires opening it first.
“[James’s] Chesil Beach series . . . has been compared to that of leading novelists Jodi Picoult and Jojo Moyes.” —Dorset Echo