Should You Ask Me

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Just before D-Day in 1944, on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, an elderly woman walks into a police station. She has information, she says, about human remains recently discovered nearby. The bodies could have stayed buried for ever – like the love and the hatred that put them there. But Mary Holmes is finally ready to tell her story. The young constable sent to take her statement is still suffering from the injuries that ended his army career. As he tries to make sense of her tale, William finds himself increasingly distracted. Mary’s confession forces his own violent memories to the surface – betrayals and regrets as poorly healed as his war wounds.

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‘So much period atmosphere, you can practically hear the air-raid sirens.’ Daily Mail

[An] ingenious page-turner’ The Lady

‘A delight’ Guinevere Glasfurd

‘I’ve come about the bodies. I know who they are.’

Mary is eighty-six years old, and she’s tired of being quiet.

She has a story to tell, and she’s only going to tell it once, so she won’t be rushed.

Especially as it’s not just a story, it’s a confession.

Because Mary has a dark secret, buried decades before. And while William, the nice young constable, might think she just wants someone to talk to, everything she says forces him to confront his own difficult past.

A unique and poignant novel about passion, regret and heartbreak, set during one of the most tumultuous periods of modern British history.

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Weight 0.234 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 13.8 × 1.8 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

272

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K