Today it's my pleasure to be hosting the latest stop on the 25 in 25 blog tour celebrating bestselling author Lesley Pearse and her 25 novels. Each day a fact will be shared about one of Lesley's previous books as well as promoting her 25th novel The Woman in the Wood which is out this Thursday. Today it's about Lesley's 11th novel Till We Meet Again.
She kills two people in cold blood - why?
Susan walks into a busy doctor's surgery and guns down two members of staff. Then she calmly waits for the police.
Beth is the lawyer assigned to defend Susan. But her client is uncooperative until both women realise that twenty-nine years earlier, they were childhood friends.
As the evidence against Susan mounts up, both she and Beth begin to talk about the secrets and the traumas that sent them down such different paths in life. Their friendship grows stronger.
But for one of them, there can be no happy ending . . .
Fifteen-year-old twins Maisy and Duncan Mitcham have always had each other. Until the fateful day in the wood . . .
One night in 1960, the twins awake to find their father pulling their screaming mother from the house. She is to be committed to an asylum. It is, so their father insists, for her own good.
It's not long before they, too, are removed from their London home and sent to Nightingales - a large house deep in the New Forest countryside - to be watched over by their cold-hearted grandmother, Mrs Mitcham. Though they feel abandoned and unloved, at least here they have something they never had before - freedom.
The twins are left to their own devices, to explore, find new friends and first romances. That is until the day that Duncan doesn't come back for dinner. Nor does he return the next day. Or the one after that.
When the bodies of other young boys are discovered in the surrounding area the police appear to give up hope of finding Duncan alive. With Mrs Mitcham showing little interest in her grandson's disappearance, it is up to Maisy to discover the truth. And she knows just where to start. The woman who lives alone in the wood about whom so many rumours abound. A woman named Grace Deville.
Make sure you pop back to the blog next month to read what Emma thought about The Woman in the Wood.