Every Secret Thing
A novel of friendship, betrayal and second chances, for fans of Joanna Trollope and Hilary Boyd
by Rachel Crowther
Pub Date 29 Jun 2017
1995. Five friends, newly graduated, travel together to the Lake District, at the very beginning of the rest of their lives. Young, ambitious and full of life, they little imagine the events that will overtake them that fateful summer, tearing their fragile group apart.
Twenty years later, summoned by an eccentric bequest, they return to the same spot - knowing little of one another beyond their youthful memories and what can be gleaned from Google. It's not long before old friendships - and old romances - are re-kindled.
But not long either before old rivalries re-emerge and old wounds are painfully re-opened. How long does it take for past sins to be forgiven? And can the love they crushed be regained?
Praise for Rachel Crowther:
'A wonderful page-turner of a novel about the complexity of female life, by a new writer who understands it all too well. You can have it all, but only if you're prepared to pay the price.'
- Fay Weldon
"The very best sort of fiction that makes you really MIND about those people who you have only just met but whose existence throbs with vitality."
- Juliet Nicolson, author of A House Full of Daughters