January 1992. A baby girl is left alone for a moment. Long enough for a mother to dash into a shop. Long enough for a child to be taken. Thirteen years later, solicitor Robert Knight's stepdaughter wins a place at a prestigious London school for the gifted.
The only puzzle is his wife Erin's reaction. Why is she so reluctant to let Ruby go? Doesn't she want what's best for her? As Erin grows more evasive, Robert can't help but feel she has something to hide, and when he stumbles on mysterious letters, he discovers she has been lying to him.
Somewhere in his wife's past lies a secret; a shocking secret that threatens to destroy everything...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 20/09/2007
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780755337330
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Review by rata
The story i read is very different from the other reviews making me realise that they are two different books. The book juxtaposes life stories between two generations, grandmother and granddaughter. Kath is the grandduaghter of Kathleen who has recently died. Kath is very close to her grandmother and keen to uncover her grandmother's mysterious past. But what starts out as an innocent investigation into her family's history becomes a matter of life and death for Kath. Kath has been diagnosed with leukaemia and must find a tissue donor, unfortunatey close family members are not compatible. Kath's grandmother starts to come to Kath in her dreams and through these dreams Kath finds out about her gran's harsh upbringing as an orphan in Barnado's Homes as well as missing family members that may be able to save Kath's life. I leave the rest for you to surmise, yes they all live happily ever after....