The gripping new bestseller from the nation’s favourite storyteller.
Are some memories best forgotten?
Maureen Bancroft has never learned the art of putting herself first. As a widow with a gentle temperament and humble ways, she’s been easy to take advantage of.
All that changes when an unexpected windfall comes her way. Determined to make up for lost time, she decides to take a holiday and, needing a companion, looks up her friend, Barbara Hayle.
Glamorous, and with a successful career on the stage, Barbara seems to be everything that Maureen is not. But things aren’t as they seem, and what starts out as a nostalgic trip between friends, becomes something different altogether. Much has changed in the years since they first met ̶ now Maureen has something that her friend desperately needs, and Barbara is used to getting exactly what she wants.
As their journey takes them down some dark byways, will this be the one friendship that Maureen should have left firmly in the past?
Praise for Josephine Cox:
‘Cox’s talent as a storyteller never lets you escape the spell’ Daily Mail
‘A surefire winner’ Woman’s Weekly
Josephine Cox was born in Blackburn, one of ten children. At the age of sixteen, Josephine met and married her beloved husband Ken, and had two sons. When the boys started school, she decided to go to college and eventually gained a place at Cambridge University. She was unable to take this up as it would have meant living away from home, but she went into teaching – and started to write her first full-length novel. Josephine won the ‘Superwoman of Great Britain’ Award, for which her family had secretly entered her, at the same time as her novel was accepted for publication. Sadly, Josephine passed away on July 17th 2020. Her strong, gritty stories were always taken from the tapestry of life.Gilly Middleton has been involved with fiction all her working life. She lives in Sussex, where she likes to go to the theatre and to watch cricket. She has been a huge fan of Josephine Cox for many years and feels very privileged to have worked with her.
Praise for Josephine Cox’s previous novels: -
'Thanks to her near faultless writing, sympathies will lurch from one character to another, and as events reach their dramatic conclusion readers will find it impossible to tear themselves away.' News of the World -
'Another hit for Josephine Cox' Sunday Express -
'Another masterpiece' Best -
‘Another beautifully spun family epic' Scottish Daily Echo -
'A born storyteller' Bedfordshire Times -