Hilary Boyd is the author of Thursdays in the Park, which was No 1 on the Amazon e-book bestsellers for six weeks, and also made it to the New York Times e-book bestseller list in April 2014. The translation rights have sold in 20 countries to date. It has sold over 600,000 print and e-book copies.
From the bestselling author of Thursdays in the Park comes a tense, emotional drama about what happens to a family when a secret is kept hidden, and a stranger is suddenly introduced into the dynamic.
Annie Delancey is happily married, in her early 50s, with three grown children. But Annie guards a secret. At age nineteen she had a baby boy and gave him up for adoption. She still thinks of him every day.
One day she receives a letter from Kent Social Services; her son Daniel wants to make contact. A part of her is overjoyed--she longs to meet him. But another part fears what this revelation will do to her family, none of whom know about her past.When Daniel is introduced to Annie's family, a few small tears in the family fabric suddenly gape wide, and the impact of is greater than she could have ever imagined.