Hall's writing has a darkly ominous pull, broken only by the story's startling revelations, which shook like shards of glass. A sparkling gem
Magically well written, the book is touching, passionate and clever
There's jealousy, intrigue and a dreadful secret ... there's also the delight of the contrasting locations of rural Kent and war-torn London in the 1940s. It's splendid stuff
From the Same Author
The Proof of Love
By the time the summer holidays begin, Spencer Little is keen to put the events of the past term at Cambridge behind him and a remote village in the Lake District seems to offer the perfect escape. But it’s not so easy to remain anonymous in a small community and, after striking up a friendship with ten year old Alice, Spencer also finds himself being drawn into other people’s lives. As the summer heatwave intensifies and a web of complicity tightens around him, Spencer realizes that he will eventually be forced to choose between loyalty and truth, between logic and passion.