Things We Knew Were True

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At 16, Edie's world was turned upside-down when her father failed to come home from work one evening. After 20 years, she eventually makes a passionate and dangerous attempt to return to the past - in search of the the truth about her father and lost teenage love.

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Nicci Gerrard, along with her husband Sean French, is already a bestselling crime novelist. Under the name of Nicci French she co-wrote bestsellers THE MEMORY GAME, THE SAFE HOUSE, KILLING ME SOFTLY, BENEATH THE SKIN, THE RED ROOM and most recently LAND OF THE LIVING. She lives in Suffolk. This is her first novel under her own name.

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The author is half of Nicci French, the best-selling crime novel collaboration formed with husband Sean French. This first novel on her own is entirely different, a poignant account of a self-conscious schoolgirl who loses her virginity to a local council house lad and feels embarrassed because her father catches them in a mildly compromising state. When her father loses his job and the will to live, committing suicide, she puts teenage romance behind her. Two decades later, her mother's death revives unresolved memories. Gerrard touches the pulse of family life and adolescence changed in a stroke. She gently sheds light on dark family corners, mistakes that were made and perspectives that have changed. Not a novel to shout about but quietly recommend as middle-of-the-road women's fiction.

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