"A wonderfully atmospheric first novel." (Claire Fuller). "An evocative and atmospheric coming-of-age story." (Carys Bray).
The summer the Dovers move in next door, sixteen-year-old Helen's lonely world is at once a more thrilling place.
She is infatuated with the bohemian family, especially the petulant and charming daughter Victoria.
As the long, hot days stretch out in front of them, Helen and Victoria grow inseparable.
But when a stranger appears, Helen begins to question whether the secretive Dover family are really what they seem.
It's the kind of summer when anything seems possible...Until something goes wrong.
A suspenseful, spell-binding coming-of-age story about how one simple action on a summer's day can echo through the years.
Perfect for fans of Louise Doughty's Apple Tree Yard, Liane Moriarty's The Husband's Secret and Helen Dunmore's The Lie.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 13/08/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780552779975
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Review by boudicca123
This is a fantastic debut novel! Lonely Helen who is a bit of a misfit becomes friends with the new family who have just moved in nearby. The Dovers are a bohemian lot and the author has captured their selfish, couldn't care less attitude plus Helen's awkwardness perfectly.