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 comås 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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‘[A] suspenseful family drama.. that I couldn’t put down, and a surprising heartbreaking twist.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I was totally immersed in this beautifully told story and felt really sad by the time I reached the end. I wanted more as I had enjoyed it so much. I loved the storyline in all its complexities… The story was uniquely wonderful and I couldn’t put the book down… I loved every single page of it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
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