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Everyone has a secret…

Bestselling author Jessica Ruston explores dark and intricate relationships in her gripping novel, The Darker Side of Love. If you loved Tasmina Perry’s The Pool House, then this is the next read for you!

Lies: we all tell them. To protect those we love, to disguise failure, to hide disappointment. To mask betrayal, or deceit. But what happens when those lies start to catch up with us? When our lives begin to be shaped by the lies of others?

The late ‘noughties’. A global recession looms. A group of old friends, all leading outwardly successful, interesting lives. All in apparently loving, secure relationships. Yet all, in some way, lying to those closest to them, concealing secret worries, jealousies, desires. This group of friends is about to discover that the truth won’t stay buried for ever…

Welcome to the darker side of love.

What readers are saying about The Darker Side of Love:

‘Good, well-crafted modern fiction dealing with contemporary issues’

‘An enjoyable read that had me hooked from the start

Twists and surprises along with romance, heartbreak, emotion and intrigue