'A generous, moving and well-crafted novel, where food, France and feelings are all tenderly evoked' A N Wilson, Readers' Digest.
'Isabelle Grey is good at ratcheting up tension ... well-crafted ... The subject matter is fascinating' Daily Mail.
'In her portrait of a damaged man's journey towards redemption, Isabelle Grey builds the emotional suspense with white-hot intensity and truthfulness' Elizabeth Buchan.
'An engrossing psychological portrait of a deeply damaged man and of the women who try to love him' N J Cooper.
'This compelling psychological novel explores how the restorative power of love can, in time, begin to heal' Good Book Guide.
'Clever and utterly original. This debut plays on a parent's greatest fear' Irish Examiner.
'One of the many pleasures of the novel is its extremely skilful building of narrative, and emotional, tension' Charles Lambert.
'The reader is taken on a psychological and very emotional journey alongside these brilliantly portrayed characters' Jera’s Jamboree.
Five years later, in a village in south-west France, an Englishwoman meets a withdrawn man who calls himself Patrice. He has no wife, no child, and he refuses to get inside a car. Leonie is certain that love will heal his emotional wounds, but Patrice cannot escape the ghosts of his past. When Leonie eventually discovers his incomprehensible act of forgetfulness, will she forgive him? And is it ever too late to change?