The new No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller from the master storyteller, Josephine Cox.
Family secrets can weigh the heaviest...
Although she's surrounded by a loving family, Marie is lonely. The secret she has been carrying for many years is a burden - it's telling could ruin the lives of those she loves most.
Marie's granddaughter, Cathy, is a cheerful young woman and in the first flush of love. Her grandmother's secret will not only change Cathy's future but rewrite her past.
Sister-in-law Beth seems to have a happy life and a good
marriage but behind closed doors she's heartbreakingly sad. Will she be brave enough to speak out and run away?
These three women are at the beginning of a journey - one that will change their lives forever.
Josephine Cox was born in a cotton-mill house in Blackburn, one of ten children. At the age of sixteen, Josephine met and married her husband Ken, and had two sons. When the boys started school, she decided to go to college and eventually gained a place at Cambridge University. She was unable to take this up as it would have meant living away from home, but she went into teaching - and started to write her first full-length novel. Her strong, gritty stories are taken from the tapestry of life.