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Nothing is as it seems . . .

France, 1928. It is ten years since the Great War ended, but Freddie Watson is still haunted by the loss of his beloved brother. Driving through the foothills of the Pyrenees, his car spins off the road in a snowstorm. He takes refuge in an isolated village and there meets the captivating Fabrissa. They spend the night talking of love and loss and war.
By daybreak, Fabrissa has vanished and Freddie has discovered that he alone holds the key to an ancient mystery, one which leads him deep into the mountains and to a cave that conceals a shocking secret . . .

‘A wonderfully haunting winter’s tale. Stop the clock and read it in one sitting’ She
‘A great read . . . Mosse writes movingly about loss and atmospherically about France’ Daily Mail
‘Beautiful and haunting, this is a great story of love, loss and courage’ Woman

WITH READING GROUP NOTES AND AN EXCLUSIVE SHORT STORY

Reviews

Mosse's story-telling packs a punch
THE INDEPENDENT
Beautiful and haunting, this is a great story of love, loss and courage.
WOMAN
An absorbing tale of loss and remembrance in the aftermath of the First World War ... Mosse excels at transporting her readers into another time and another world ... Mosse's depiction of life in Southern France between the wars is utterly convincing
EXPRESS
A poignant, spooky study of mourning and redemption
MARIE CLAIRE
The themes of love, loss and remembrance are explored to create a wonderfully haunting winter's tale. Stop the clock and read it in one sitting
SHE
An enchanting novella ... Mosse proves that she can weave a web of poignant and thrilling strands that will ensnare any reader
THE LADY
This is a great read ... Mosse writes movingly about loss and atmospherically about France
DAILY MAIL
It takes much of what appeals about her bestselling novels - and adds a heartbreaking story - what is really haunting about Mosse's tale is the rawness of Freddie's grief
THE TIMES