A devastating coming-of-age story about a woman caught in the wrong era, from the bestselling author of The Woman in Black.
Everyone likes Olive Piper. A happy, open-hearted child growing up in the 1950s, her life is contented. When her passion for reading gets her into university she feels sure the world is waiting for her.
But then she makes a mistake – the kind any one of us could make – and faces an impossible choice.
‘A shattering coming-of-age story’ Daily Telegraph