"Moving, thought-provoking and utterly compelling, this novel is Margaret Forster at her very best
" (Daily Mail
"Like memory itself, it is subtle, full of secrets, and it lingers" (Independent
"A compulsive read, beautifully written... with the same talent she displayed so brilliantly in Hidden Lives
" (Sunday Express
"Deft, unusual and very readable... Margaret Forster has again written a vivid and compulsive novel" (Financial Times
A powerful, dramatic and disturbing novel about the long shadow cast by the memory of a dead mother on the life of her daughter - another brilliant exploration of family mythology and guilt from a novelist who reigns supreme in this territory.