A Gripping Drama about Secrets from the Past
“Holmes creates a quiet air of tension as she deftly describes the carelessness of youth and its consequences in her endearingly flawed characters.” —Hilary Boyd, bestselling author of Thursdays in the Park
In the summer of 1972, a group of friends is invited to Somerset to help photographer Seymour Stratton renovate a dilapidated cottage on Wyld Farm. Over the next year, they come to regard the farm as a place to be for the rest of their lives, to enjoy the good life. But despite the commitment and camaraderie, the rural idyll collapses.
Twenty-five years later, the group is brought together again in unexpected circumstances—and the secrets of the past that are revealed may devastate once unbreakable friendships—in this extraordinary novel from the bestselling author of The Huntingfield Paintress.
“Wry, vivid and deftly plotted, this account of how youthful follies can come back to haunt you in middle age is a real delight.” —John Preston, author of A Very English Scandal