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An evocative, page-turning debut about jealousy, loyalty, and the secrets we keep to protect those we love
1955: In an apartment on the Lower East Side, school teachers Dovie and Gillian live as lodgers. Dancing behind closed curtains, mixing cocktails for two, they guard their private lives fiercely. Until someone guesses the truth . . .
1975: Ava Winters is keeping her own secret. Her mother has become erratic, haunted by something Ava doesn't understand - until, one sweltering July morning, she disappears.
After her mother's departure, Ava receives a parcel. If she can discover where it came from, she may find her answers - and meet the woman at the heart of it all. .
Author: Julie Owen Moyland
Paperback Published 17 May 2022 368 pages
"The mystery at the heart of this novel had me hooked from the start. I spent a weekend sitting in 1950s bars, listening to jazz with Gillian and Dovie, then skipping ahead twenty years to walk the same streets with Ava, remembering the awkwardness of being a teenager. Heartbreaking but with a satisfying ending, I will remember this book for a long time"-LOUISE HARE, AUTHOR OF <I>THIS LOVELY CITY
"Not only assured, pacy and involving, but both heartbreaking and heartmending."- HOPE ADAMS, AUTHOR OF <I>DANGEROUS WOMEN