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Lizzie Walsh has moved to Dublin to start her life again – she has a great job as a fundraiser, a boyfriend she’s crazy about and friends she loves. Until, leaving work late one evening, she runs into the one person she just can’t run away from.

Lizzie was only a teenager when, ten years ago, her sister Megan drowned. A local boy, Joe, was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder. Now Joe is back, released from prison on good behaviour, and he, too, wants to put the past to rest. But Lizzie can’t stop thinking about the pain he’s caused her family – it doesn’t seem fair that he should be able to let go. Then, as Lizzie slowly gains his confidence, her own falters: Joe isn’t quite what she expected. Can she find the strength to let old wounds heal?


This beautifully told tale encompasses every human emotion and will touch even the hardest heart' Sun
‘This absorbing drama romance is certainly a tale worth reading’ Style magazine
A fantastic read . . . A must for all Reilly fans and for those who are not *****
RTE Guide
Settling down with a Martina Reilly novel feels like coming home to a bowl of piping hot, homemade soup on a blustery, rainy day . . . The emotional rollercoaster of a narrative scooped me up and buckled me in at the very beginning, and didn't set me down again until the very last page . . . A top-class tale . . . full of wisdom, depth and written by the voice of someone with heart' Belfast Telegraph
‘Totally absorbing ****’ Closer