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Hope Gleeson wants to go travelling, to escape her boring London life and plan a happier future. But the unthinkable happens – the plane taking her to sunnier climes experiences technical problems and crash lands. Hope is one of only seventeen people to survive, saved from death by the man sitting next to her.

Hope wakes up in hospital with her best friends Adam and Julie at her side. They are taking her home to Ireland, they tell her, to recuperate. But home is the last place Hope wants to go – she has too many secrets to hide…

The Summer of Secrets is the brilliant new novel from the wonderful Martina Reilly. Combining gentle humour with darker, real-life issues, this is fiction you won’t want to put down.