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"Carol Coffey is a must-read for fans of Jodi Picoult" - Sunday Independent
When her dishevelled, eight-year-old nephew Luke comes knocking on her door in the middle of the night,
Iris Fay knows her sister Hazel is in trouble again. This time, it is a house fire started by her drunken boyfriend Pete Doyle.
As Iris is drawn back into Hazel’s dysfunctional lifestyle, she is haunted by her own past and also by the childhood memories she has kept secret from her sister.
When Pete becomes an even greater threat to the family and her sons are placed in danger, Hazel realises she must turn her life around or else lose them. But then she stumbles on a pile of letters in her mother’s attic and their contents spiral her into an even darker place.
Meanwhile Iris, too, is confronted by her past when her former husband Mark suddenly comes back into her life, looking for answers.
Can the sisters face up to their memories and find the future they long for? Or will the secrets of their childhood continue to destroy them and those they hold dear?