An exceptionally mature and tautly written first novel reminiscent
of Josephine Hart's 'Damage'. Haunted by childhood loss,
23-year-old Louise takes on her late mother's name and sets out to
find Nicholas, the man she has always held responsible for her
mother's death. Now a middle-aged lecturer, husband and father,
Nicholas has nevertheless been unable to shake off the events of
his past, when he and Louise's mother, Lydia, had a clandestine,
destructive and ultimately tragic affair. As Louise infiltrates his
life and the lives of his family, she forms close and intimate
relationships with both his son and his wife, but her true identity
remains unknown to Nicholas himself. Tensions grow and outward
appearances begin to crack, as Louise and Nicholas both discover
painful truths about their own lives, each other and the woman they
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