The compelling new Second World War novel from Sunday Times top-ten best-selling author of Some Lucky Day.
It is 1942, and England is at war. Mary Jones has just celebrated her eighteenth birthday and said good-bye to her childhood sweetheart, Jack, when she learns her house has taken a direct hit during a tip-and-run raid.With both her parents dead and her home destroyed, a distraught Mary moves in with Jack’s parents.
But her father's trunk is still intact amid the ruins, and Mary discovers a shocking secret amongst his diaries. Mary travels to Cliffehaven on the south coast in search of answers. There she is billeted withPeggy Reilly’s fearsome sister, Doris. When warm-hearted Peggy befriends Mary, she discovers the young woman’s secret. But she begins to regret getting involved, for there can be only trouble ahead...
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Left in the Dark
A better ending to the story, left one up in the air, maybe needs a sequel
Yes I think so.
The bombing of the waterfront and the saving of Mother & Baby
None that I can think of
Yes needs a better ending. Left a lot unexplained.
- Robyn Ray
Half a Book
This is only half a book because there is a cliffhanger. There is too much time spent recapping who everyone is, and too much time spent outside of Clifhaven though. Mary is a bit boring. She comes with a pre-established career path, and boyfriend so there wasn't much suspense.
I think it was a decent book. But some of the backstory I just skimmed. I don't need to be told that Ron is the dapper Irish grandfather who loves poaching and hunting with his ferrets for the umpteenth time.
Be warned. Its only the first half of the story. To get the second half you need to pick up the book since Audible doesn't sell book 10 for some reason.
- Serene Night