Published Jan 2010
Beth Standing has always known her home is different from other people’s. As a child she seeks solace in the noisy, energetic household of the Frederick family across the street, the perfect antidote to the stifling atmosphere of her own home. Dan Frederick soon becomes her best friend and the lives of the families are drawn together.
Twenty years later they meet again and embark on an affair that shatters the hard-won serenity of both their families, and forces them to come face to face with their turbulent pasts. It is a journey that will ultimately lead Beth to the shocking truth behind her relationship with her mother, and the thirty-year-old tragedy that has shaped all their lives.