From Sunday Times bestselling author Jenny Eclair comes an utterly compelling new novel of family secrets
______________ Beginnings, middles and ends; Peggy, Serena, Natasha and Bel. This is the room that binds them, this is how consequences work . . . In deepest Cornwall, the mansion Kittiwake has seen many pass through its doors since it was bought by American heiress Peggy Carmichael seventy years ago.
Over the decades, the keys have been handed down through the family, and now it belongs to Bel’s adoptive brother, Lance. It’s where he’ll be celebrating his 50th birthday, and Bel is invited.
But Bel barely feels like she’s holding it together as it is, and in going back to Kittiwake, she will be returning to the place where it all began – where, following the death of a child, a sequence of events was set in motion, the consequences of which are still rippling down through the generations . . .
Poignant, bittersweet and utterly compelling, this is a book about all we inherit from our families – and will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page. ______________ Praise for Jenny Eclair: ‘Wonderfully written, insightful and riveting’ Daily Mail
‘Compelling, compassionate and keenly observed’ Independent
‘Edwina’s story is both heart-rending and compelling’ Clare Mackintosh, author of I LET YOU GO
‘I loved it SO MUCH’ Marian Keyes
‘Witty, moving, dark and absorbing’ Jo Brand ‘An elegant, gripping and mesmeric read’ Helen Lederer
‘An absolute page-turner of a story’ Judy Finnigan