Get ready to escape with the page-turning new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Cornish Summer - available for pre-order now
From the outside, anyone would think that Lucy Palmer has it all: loving children, a dashing husband and a gorgeous home.
But when her marriage to Michael comes to an abrupt and unexpected end, her life is turned upside down in a flash.
As the truth of her marriage threatens to surface, Lucy seizes the opportunity to swap her house in London - and the stories it hides - for a rural escape to her parents' farmhouse in the Chilterns.
But Lucy gets more than she bargained for when she moves back to her childhood home. With her parents growing older disgracefully, she can hardly keep up with their social life - especially when it throws her into the path of an old flame.
Coming face-to-face with her mistakes, Lucy is forced to confront the secrets she's been keeping from herself and those she loves.
Is she ready to let someone in? Or will she leave the door to her past firmly closed . . .
Praise for Catherine Alliott:
'A huge treat. Hilarious yet poignant' Sophie Kinsella
'Warm, witty and wise' Daily Mail
'Her writing is both intelligent and sparkling' Marian Keyes
'Hilarious and full of surprises' Daily Telegraph
Praise for Catherine Alliott
Warm, witty and wise
A huge treat. Hilarious yet poignant
Hilarious and full of surprises
Escape to the golden beaches of Cornwall with a brilliant new novel by bestselling author Catherine Alliott.
Read on for an excerpt from Catherine Alliott's latest laugh-out-loud funny novel about what happens when the life you've dreamed of is almost within reach...