Drama, danger and heartbreak. This is a gripping story from a master storyteller.
On the surface, Claire Saunders has it all. She has a rewarding career in fashion and a talented concert pianist daughter. Her loving husband is one of the country's most trusted diplomats.
But every now and again, she has to plaster her face in heavy make-up and wears sunglasses. She thinks she's hidden her secret from her best friends, but they know her too well.
Can her friends get her out of harm's way and protect her from her ruthless and powerful husband? And along the way, can Claire learn to stop protecting the wrong people?
Barbara Taylor Bradford was born in Leeds, and by the age of twenty was an editor and columnist on Fleet Street. Her first novel, A Woman of Substance, became an enduring bestseller and has been followed by many others. Her books have sold more than eighty-five million copies worldwide in more than ninety countries and forty languages, and ten mini-series and television movies have been made of her books. She lives in New York City with her husband, television producer Robert Bradford. In 2007 she was awarded the OBE for services to literature.