'Trollope is brilliant at swooping in on a modern dilemma and showing it from every angle... Inventive, surprising and fascinating' - The Times
Some secrets are too big to stay hidden…
Chrissie had always believed that her husband Richie was the one. With their three daughters, a lovely house and a fulfilling career, things couldn’t be much better. And even if he hadn’t given her the one thing she really wanted, she knew he loved her.
But suddenly Richie is no longer there and, without him, Chrissie's carefully constructed life comes tumbling down and the secrets start to come out.
As the practicalities of Richie’s will must be sorted out, Chrissie must tell her daughters of their father’s other family, a wife and son he had abandoned years before and sworn never to see again. And now, it is finally time for the two families to face each other…
Trollope is brilliant at swooping in on a modern dilemma and showing it from every angle... Inventive, surprising and fascinating
She writes as observantly as ever. There are always those brilliant brief glimpses of some detail which ring wonderfully true
Trollope is shrewdly observant of human interaction
Trollope really knows and understands how people think and behave and she paints them realistically and with love... A page-turner that feels like sinking into a warm, deep bath. With Trollope you are always in safe hands. Highly recommended
Joanna Trollope is the most emotionally intelligent of contemporary British novelists