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An engaging, poignant and moving family tale set in the 1960’s on the south coast of England. 15 year old twins Maisy and Duncan are sent to live in the New Forest with their disapproving grandmother. After the difficulties of their childhood, the beauty of the forest captures their imagination, however when Duncan goes missing and the bodies of young men are discovered, lives are changed forever. This story touches heartbreak, can be uncomfortable to read, yet Lesley Pearse always handles difficult subjects with sensitivity and empathy. This is such a readable tale, I simply raced through the drama and intrigue. ‘The Woman in the Wood’ is a captivating and intense story, bringing alive a time period still within touching distance. ~ Liz Robinson
Fifteen-year-old Maisy Mitcham and her twin brother Duncan lose their mother to an asylum one night in 1960. The twins are sent to their grandmother's country house, Nightingales. Cold and distant, she leaves them to their own devices, to explore and to grow. That is until the day Duncan doesn't come home from the woods. With their grandmother seeming to have little interest in her grandson's disappearance, and the police soon giving up hope, it is left to Maisy to discover the truth. And she will start with Grace Deville. A woman who lives alone in the wood, about whom rumours abound ...
|Publication date:||31st January 2018|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Primary Genre||Family Drama|
Closing date: 30/06/2021
Praise for Lesley Pearse:
'Heart-warming and evocative, a real delight to read' Sun
'A narrative that gallops along, this is quintessential Pearse that will delight her army of readers' Daily Mail
'Glorious, heartwarming' Woman & Home
'Evocative, compelling, told from the heart' Sunday Express
Lesley Pearse's novels have sold over ten million copies worldwide and include most recently Dead to Me, Without a Trace, Survivor, Forgive Me and The Promise. Her new novel The Woman in the Wood is a powerful, passionate and sinister tale of a young woman's courage, friendship and determination. Author Photo © Charlotte MurphyMore About Lesley Pearse