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Jessica Ruston was born in Warwickshire. Her career began in the worlds of theatre, film and publishing and she has written screenplays and two non-fiction books. Her debut novel Luxury was highly acclaimed. Jessica lives in London with her husband.
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A daughter searches for the truth behind her mother's disappearance in this riveting novel, perfect for fans of Rosamund Lupton's SISTER and SJ Watson's BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP 'I do not know what you have been told about your mother. But I know it cannot be the truth...' Klara Mortimer never really knew her mother, Sadie, a former model, who left when she was just six years old. All she has is a handful of stories, passed down from the father who raised her. Klara tells herself she has long ago come to terms with her mother's disappearance from her life, but then she receives a note and key from someone who calls themselves 'N.R.'. These lead her to a garage, full of the remnants of her mother's past, and to the diary she kept all those years ago. Within its pages, Klara discovers a woman who doesn't quite match the portrait her father has painstakingly painted for her, and a story that leads her to question everything she thought she knew...
A glittering empire, a golden family and a guilty secret... From the author of LUXURY, a glossy, gripping epic blockbuster featuring the beautiful, wealthy but accursed Cavalley family. Perfect for every woman who loves the family drama of a Penny Vincenzi novel and the glamorous settings of Tasmina Perry...
October 2009 Debut of the Month. If you want a blockbuster novel with plenty of sex, scandal, opulence and characters to love and hate then look no further than this marvellous debut novel from Jessica Ruston. She has hit the nail right on the head with just the right level of scheming, bitchiness, drama and of course luxuriousness. Fabulous in every way!
Lies: we all tell them. To protect those we love, to disguise failure, to hide disappointment. To mask betrayal, or deceit. But what happens when those lies start to catch up with us? When our lives begin to be shaped by the lies of others? The late 'noughties'. A global recession looms. A group of old friends, all leading outwardly successful, interesting lives. All in apparently loving, secure relationships. Yet all, in some way, lying to those closest to them, concealing secret worries, jealousies, desires. This group of friends is about to discover that the truth won't stay buried for ever... Welcome to the darker side of love.