Cecilia discovers an old envelope in the attic.
Written in her husband John-Paul’s hand, it says: ‘to be opened only in the event of my death’.
Curious, she opens it – and time stops.
John-Paul’s letter confesses to a terrible mistake which, if revealed, would wreck their family as well as the lives of others . . .
Cecilia wants to do the right thing, but right for who?
If she protects her family by staying silent, the truth will worm through her heart. But if she reveals her husband’s secret, she will hurt those she loves most . . .
‘A staggeringly brilliant novel. It is literally unputdownable’ SOPHIE HANNAH
‘A tense, page-turning story which gradually draws everyone together in a devastating climax’ MAIL ON SUNDAY
‘If you like Jodi Picoult, you’ll love this. Addictive’ ESSENTIALS
PRAISE FOR LIANE MORIARTY
‘Moriarty writes vividly, wittily and wickedly’ Sunday Express
‘Mistress of the razor-sharp observation’ Kate Morton
‘An extraordinary talent’ Nicole Kidman
‘Keeps you guessing to the very end – perfect summer read’ Reese Witherspoon
‘Gripping, acutely observed, thought-provoking and funny’ Marie Claire