Twenty-five-year-old Lizzie Bartholomew has had more than her fair share of struggles.
Abandoned as a baby, she spent her childhood moving between foster homes.
Now she is running away from her past ...A holiday in Morocco seems to be the perfect escape.
Especially when she meets Philip, a fellow tourist who distracts her from her troubles.
After a brief affair, Lizzie returns to England, to a solicitor's letter.
Philip Samson has died. In his will, he has left Lizzie a gift of GBP15,000.
But there are conditions attached to this unexpected legacy that will soon force Lizzie to confront terrifying secrets from her past life ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 12/09/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781447241300
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Review by smik
First published in 2003.Ann Cleeves has drawn quite heavily on her own experience as a probation officer in this stand-alone story and that lends the tale an air of authenticity although several aspects of it do stretch the bounds of credibility.Award winning Cleeves has become known for her Shetland novels and her Vera Stanhope series, and so it is nice to come across a non-series title occasionally. There are Gothic qualities to this novel which remind me of books I read in an earlier life. Nevertheless an enjoyable read.