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From the bestselling author of THE GIRL IN THE LETTER, a gripping and powerful novel of two families and the devastating secret that binds them…

She shone the torch around and spotted some names written on the wall: Clara, Sara, Megan. Who were these girls and what had they been doing in there? She clicked open the old trunk and pulled out a leather-bound book, opening it on the first page: ‘Tessa James, Patient Notes’. She began to read…


1969 On New Year’s Eve, while the Hiltons of Yew Tree Manor prepare to host the party of the season, their little girl disappears. Suspicion falls on Bobby James, a young farmhand and the last person to see Alice before she vanished. Bobby protests his innocence, but he is sent away. Alice is never found.

Present day Architect Willow James is working on a development at Yew Tree when she discovers the land holds a secret. As she begins to dig deep into the past, she uncovers a web of injustice. And when another child goes missing, Willow knows the only way to stop history repeating itself is to right a terrible wrong.

For decades the fates of the Hilton and James families have been entwined in the grounds of Yew Tree Manor. It all began with a midwife’s secret, long buried but if uncovered could save them from the bitter tragedy that binds them. And prove the key that will free them all…

READERS ADORE EMILY GUNNIS’S UNFORGETTABLE NOVELS:

‘Compelling, twisty, heart-wrenching and thought-provoking. A novel that stays with you. I was gripped‘ Sophie Kinsella

‘Utterly gripping, taut and powerful. An emotionally charged, compulsive, moving novel *****’ Adele Parks

‘A great book, truly hard to put down. Fast paced, brilliantly plotted and desperately sad at times – all hallmarks of a bestseller’ Lesley Pearse

‘A truly brilliant and moving read. I loved it’ Karen Hamilton

‘Captivating and suspenseful
Jessica Fellowes

‘Loss, betrayal and a decades-old secret… BRILLIANT’ Heat magazine