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Two summers, decades apart. Two women whose lives are forever entwined. And a house that holds the secrets that could free them both.

At 26, Lillian feels ancient and exhausted. Her marriage to Charles Oberon has not turned out the way she thought it would. To her it seems she is just another beautiful object captured within the walls of Cloudesley, her husband's Chilterns manor house. But with a young stepson and a sister to care for, Lillian accepts there is no way out for her. Then Charles makes an arrangement with an enigmatic artist visiting their home, and her world is turned on its head.

Maggie Oberon ran from the hurt and resentment she caused. Half a world away, in Australia, it was easier to forget, to pretend she didn't care. But when her grandmother, Lillian, falls ill she must head back to Cloudesley. Forced to face her past, she will learn that all she thought was real, all that she held so close, was never as it seemed.

An utterly compelling story of secrets, betrayals and the consequences of a long-ago summer from the internationally best-selling author of Secrets of the Tides and The Shadow Year.

©2018 Hannah Richell (P)2018 Hachette Australia Audio

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"[A] beautifully written novel that brims with art, beauty, love, family, passion and secrets." (Books+Publishing)

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such a good book

i really love dual timeline books and this is a great example why. so engrossing