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England, 1937. Gwen, Noor, Dodo and Vera are four very different teenage girls, with something in common. Their parents are all abroad, leaving them in their English boarding school, where they soon form an intense friendship. The four friends think that no matter what, they will always have each other. Then the war comes.
The girls find themselves flung to different corners of the war, from the flying planes in the Air Transport Auxiliary to going undercover in the French Resistance. Will the four friends ever see each other again? And when the war is over, who will be left to tell the story?
Lore Rivera was married to two men at once, until on a baking hot day in 1986, one of them found out and shot the other. A secret double life, a tragic murder. That's the story the world knows. It's not the story that fascinates Cassie Bowman.
Carrying the weight of her own family tragedy, true-crime writer Cassie wants to know more about the mysterious woman at the heart of it all: Lore. And to her surprise, Lore is willing to talk. As the two women grow closer, Cassie finds she can't help but confess her own darkest secrets. But when it becomes clear that there might be more to the night of the murder than anyone realised, can either woman face up to the thing they've been hiding from... the truth?
Carrie Hope Fletcher is an actress, singer and vlogger who has starred in a number of shows on London's West End and national theatre tours. She has written several books for adults and had numerous number one bestsellers.
Carrie's first book for children, Into the Spotlight, was inspired by Noel Streatfeild's beloved novel, Ballet Shoes, and was endorsed by the Streatfeild estate. Her new book, The Double Trouble Society, is out this month.