Arriving on the windswept Ile de Re off the coast of France, Tabby Dewhurst is heartbroken and penniless, unable even to afford a room for the night. Then she overhears a villager repeating aloud the access code to her front door and, hardly believing her own actions, Tabby waits for the villager to leave and lets herself into the house ...And so she enters the strange, hidden world of Emmie, whose sudden offer of friendship is at odds with her obsession with her own privacy. Soon Tabby begins to form suspicions about Emmie, suspicions that will lead her back to England - and to a scandal with shattering consequences.
Louise Candlish studied English at University College London and worked as an editor and copywriter before writing fiction. She is the author of seven previous novels, including the bestsellers Since I Don't Have You, The Second Husband, Before We Say Goodbye, Other People's Secrets, and, most recently, The Day You Saved My Life. Louise has also released her first digital short story collection, Summer Affairs. She lives in London with her partner and daughter.