Secrets

Secrets

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Paperback (12 Nov 2009) | English

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Synopsis

From the internationally bestselling author Lesley Pearse comes the compelling tale of one girl caught in a family mystery, a struggle against cruelty and a quest for love

Without her mother she is alone in the world . . .

1930.

Twelve-year-old Adele is placed in a bleak, cruel children's home after a family tragedy drives her mother to madness. But when trust is betrayed Adele has no choice but to run away . . .

Alone and friendless, she heads for Sussex, to seek out the grandmother she has never known. However, the journey, without food or shelter, leaves her desperately ill.

Surrounded by the beautiful Rye Marshes, Adele is finally nursed back to health.

Can she now dream of a new life?

And what will happen when her mother reappears, bearing shocking family secrets?

Praise for Lesley Pearse:

'With characters it is impossible not to care about . . . this is storytelling at its very best' Daily Mail

'Utterly riveting, brilliant' Closer

'Lose yourself in this epic saga' Bella

'An emotional and moving epic you won't forget in a hurry' Woman's Weekly

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Book information

ISBN: 9780141046075
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 547
Weight: 404g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 37mm