Jenny is the director of a London publishing company, a self-contained, independent and successful woman. She is completely unprepared for the exciting adventure she embarks on when she meets the handsome Marc at a party, and impulsively accompanies him to his family home in France. The setting is perfect, the sex fantastic ...It seems like the beginning of something amazing, even if Marc seems to be nursing secrets. Then, on the way home from a perfect evening, in the middle of the French countryside, he simply vanishes. Jenny can only return to England alone. But she cannot stop thinking of Marc and soon she is obsessed with his disappearance. Where is he and why did he abandon her? Soon Jenny is on a dangerous trail that will lead her towards a terrifying revelation.
Gill Paul was born in Glasgow and now lives in London on the edge of Hampstead Heath, where she swims in the outdoor women's pond all year round. (It's supposed to be good for you if it doesn't kill you...) She writes historical fiction and non-fiction and has a new novel coming out in May, The Affair, which is set in Rome in 1961/2 when Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton fell in love on the set of Cleopatra. A long-time Elizabeth Taylor fan, Gill was fascinated by that era when the paparazzi went wild over the Taylor-Burton affair, and churchmen and politicians condemned them. Society was starting to change but divorce was uncommon and women still gave up work on marriage, so Elizabeth Taylor was very modern for her times.
Gill's previous novel, Women and Children First, is set on board the Titanic and follows survivors for three months after the sinking to explore the way the shock affected them. Her non-fiction book, Titanic Love Stories, is about honeymoon couples on the ship who went from celebrating their marriages to fighting for their lives. And she has also written Civil War Love Stories, about couples who wrote to each other during the American Civil War.
As well as history, Gill writes on health, nutrition, relationships and Pilates, and is currently working on a book of World War Two love stories, due for publication in 2014.