The compelling new novel from the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of No Child of Mine and Don't Let Me Go.
Charlotte Goodman is living the dream.
Surrounded by family, friends and a stunning vineyard overlooking the ocean, it would be difficult for anyone to believe that she has a troubled past.
However, haunted by the theft of a young girl, Charlotte begins to realise the enormity of what she did all those years ago, and soon finds herself having to make the most harrowing decision any woman would ever have to face.
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‘May I ask how Chloe is?’
Though Charlotte had heard the question she kept her eyes down, giving the impression her mind was elsewhere.
‘I’ve always said,’ the woman chatted on, undaunted, ‘that it was a wonderful thing you did. Very courageous.’
Charlotte attempted a smile, but her hand was tightening on the bottle she was holding, not to smash it against a wall. She’d never do that in front of a customer, indeed had never done it, but this woman was making her tense. ‘As you can see,’ she said, pouring a soupçon of pale lemon-coloured wine into a clear glass, ‘our Pinot Gris has a delicate tinge of green…’ She broke off as a random kick of emotion stole her words, but her movements remained fluid as she poured another sample of the vintage into a second glass and handed one each to the woman and her husband.
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