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Publisher's Summary

A dangerous secret. A suspicious death. A mother determined to find answers. A gripping story of a mother's courage and devotion by the number one best-selling author of The Girlfriend Michelle Francis.

Getting pregnant as a teenager was never part of Kate's plan, but when it happens she's determined to do right by her daughter, showing her the love she never had as a child. Life as a single mother is hard, sometimes impossible, but it only brings Kate and Becky closer together. By the time Becky is making her own way in the world as a tenacious trainee journalist, Kate couldn't be prouder. But when the unthinkable happens, Kate's life is changed forever. Desperately trying to understand, Kate stumbles across a story Becky was researching. Is it possible that this cruel twist of fate wasn't an accident?

©2019 Michelle Frances (P)2019 Macmillan Digital Audio

Critic Reviews

"I was blown away...Marvellous." (Jilly Cooper)

"Sharp, sinister and addictive." (Sunday Mirror)

"Abounding with mysteries, revelations and lies." (Library Journal)

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  • Victoria
  • 27-12-19

Very different to her previous books

An ok story but I didn’t enjoy the theme and plot as much as her previous books unfortunately. I stuck with it but was left a little disappointed.

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  • Lisa C.
  • 25-10-19


The basis of this book is an interesting topic, however for me, it did not feel as though any real authentic research had been done. It was a little fantastical in places, totally at odds with the theme. Most importantly, I just couldn’t warm to the protagonist. Overall, good theme, but it didn’t deliver, part of me felt the author was writing for the big screen, which just made it really ‘off’ in terms of a book.