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From the bestselling author of Where the Story Starts comes a tale about dealing with the past - and finally facing the future.

Pip Appleby seems to have it all, with her prestigious job as a human rights lawyer and her enviable London home. But then a tragic accident stops her life in its tracks, and in an instant everything changes. Retreating to her family’s rural farm and the humble origins she has been trying to hide, Pip is haunted by what she has done. 

When she discovers the diary of actress Evelyn Mountcastle in a box of old books, Pip revels in the opportunity to lose herself in someone else’s life rather than focus on the disaster that is her own. But soon she sees parallels - Evelyn’s life was also beset by tragedy, and, like Pip, she returned to Southwold under a dark cloud.

When Pip and Evelyn’s paths cross in real life they slowly begin to reveal the hidden stories that are holding them back. Can they help each other forgive what happened in the past and, perhaps, find happiness in the future?

©2021 by Blue Lizard Books Ltd. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Richly rewarding

I really enjoyed this book and wanted it to continue forever! It features beautifully drawn characters living quite different lives decades apart, unraveling past events that have left them in a kind of emotional paralysis. A richly rewarding read.

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  • 16-07-2021

Wait…

Wonderful story…well performed…incomplete, however…there seems to be something missing and to explain it, I’d give away too much.

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  • Buddah
  • 20-06-2021

Very Good

I really enjoyed this book,
healing and forgiveness in an unlikely friendship very good story

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  • 25-05-2021

Wow!!

Heartbreakingly beautiful! The sharing of tragic events of two very different women bring healing and moving forward for both. Excellent narration done by Karen Cass👌

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  • 07-05-2021

Two women damaged by life

I lived this story of two women emotionally crippled by the death of a child. A friendship is formed that aids in healing. This beautifully told story be Imogen Clarke details the road to recovery initiated by an old diary inadvertently donated to a thrift shop. Imogen is a master of character development and this story is well told. The ah
audio version is a delight.

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  • 20-05-2021

Enjoyed every minute

I enjoyed every minute of this book, it’s a book that you want to know the ending but you don’t want it to end, if you know what I mean.
The narrator Karen Cass is just brilliant.
Another great book from Imogen Clark ❤️

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