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Full of danger, secrets and lies, the dazzling novel from bestselling author, Lesley Lokko.

Nothing fazes Lexi Sturgis. She’s faced bullets, battles and bitter rivals to chase news stories other reporters would kill for. Living for risk and adventure, she abides by one rule: don’t let anyone get too close.

Jane Marshall is feeling desperate. Her family is in disarray and her once high-flying TV career is sinking. She needs a big scoop, fast – and it seems Lexi might be the one to help.

For dedicated medical student Deena, the horrors of a war-torn Egypt are too shocking to ignore. She travels across the world to offer help, leaving her younger sister shattered with worry.

In a journey fraught with danger, secrets and uncertainty, these women are thrown together in an extraordinary struggle. Can they overcome the pains of their pasts and find the courage to trust each other?

Reviews

My favourite writer; her books are always so deep, engrossing and glamorous
Essentials
What's fantastic about this book is the trademark exotic Lokko detail; luxury hotel bars in Cairo, verandas in Kenya, even grubby warzone hospitals all come vividly to life.
Wendy Holden, DAILY MAIL
a thought-provoking and engrossing story of idealism and endurance
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