A strange encounter. An unlikely friendship. But will it survive when they both know the truth?
As single mother Leah struggles to get her children ready one morning, the doorbell rings. Standing on the doorstep of their terraced house in Whitley Bay is a well-dressed stranger, Clio, who feels an emotional tie to the house that she can't explain. The story should end there, but a long-buried secret is already on its way to the surface.
In some ways the two women couldn't be more different: Leah's a mother of two and the daughter of a barmaid; Clio's a perennially single heiress to her baroness mother's estate. But where Leah lacks grown-up company, Clio lacks any experience of the real world, and the unlikely friendship sparked by their curious first meeting offers both of them a welcome respite from the routine of their lives.
It is a friendship that will answer questions neither of them knew to ask, uncovering secret stories from the past that have stayed hidden for decades. But will it also be the catalyst for them to finally feel that they belong?
Imogen Clark lives in Yorkshire, England, with her husband and children. Her first burning ambition was to be a solicitor, and so she read law at Manchester University and then worked for many years at a commercial law firm. After leaving her legal career behind to care for her children, Imogen turned to her second love—books. She returned to university, studying part-time while the children were at school, and was awarded a BA in English literature with first-class honours. Her first two novels, Postcards From a Stranger and The Thing About Clare, reached number one in both the UK and Australian Kindle charts. Imogen loves sunshine and travel and longs to live by the sea someday.