'An exploration of what it means to be a woman, a moral person, a parent, and a neighbour' Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
'Tense, dark and so real as to be almost unbearable, this novel is utterly compelling' Rosamund Lupton
Sainsbury’s Magazine Book Club Choice
Veronica and her wealthy husband George are unpacking boxes, hoping a fresh start in their newly refurbished Victorian terrace will help them heal from a recent trauma.
Next door, Simone returns to her neglected council flat. Miserable and trapped, she struggles to take care of her children under the watch of her controlling husband Terry.
When childhood friend Sarah re-enters Veronica’s life, things are thrown even further off balance. As tensions in their own lives rise, the painful memory that binds them threatens to spill into their present.
Three lives collide in this story of family, inequality and revenge.