Dead To Me
Without a Trace
Dead to Me
On London's Hampstead Heath, two girls meet by chance: well-mannered and smartly dressed Verity and dishevelled and grubby Ruby.
Somehow, the mismatched pair form an instant friendship strong enough to survive their parent's disapproval.
When war engulfs the country - sending Ruby to Devon while Verity struggles to find a new beginning under a shadow from her past - the girls are convinced they will always be there for each other.
Until the day one breaks the other's heart . . .
A woman washes up on a Sussex beach, barely alive.
She's wearing an old-fashioned dress and her hair has been hacked off.
There are signs she has been bound by her wrists and ankles.
She doesn't know how she ended up there, or even her own name.
The police are baffled and when the doctors examine her, they make a shocking discovery: She has recently given birth.
Who is she?
And where is her baby?
Without a Trace
Coronation Day, 1953.
Molly Heywood slips away from the celebrations and makes a shocking discovery: her friend Cassie is dead and her six-year-old daughter Petal has vanished without a trace.
The only clue is a letter from London, where Cassie once lived. Now it is up to Molly to head there and uncover the past that her friend kept so well hidden.
The closer Molly gets to the truth, the more perilous her journey becomes.
She has given up everything - her home, happiness and a chance at love - all to find Petal . . .
But is she also risking her life?
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New paperback books published by Penguin
Book Dimensions: 18cm x 11 cm
Lesley Pearse is the author of over 20 novels including Liar and You'll Never See Me Again