Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors : The compelling new novel from the bestselling author of A Cornish Summer

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The page-turning new family drama from the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Cornish Summer

'One of those fabulous books that leaves you with a smile on your face and hope in your heart' MILLY JOHNSON

'Catherine Alliott at her very best' 5***** READER REVIEW

'Packed with fantastic characters, uncomfortable truths, and flashes of pure comedy. Who could ask for more?' JILL MANSELL
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From the outside, anyone would think that Lucy Palmer has it all: loving children, a dashing husband and a gorgeous home.

But when her marriage to Michael comes to an abrupt and unexpected end, her life is turned upside down in a flash.

As the truth of her marriage threatens to surface, Lucy seizes the opportunity to swap her house in London - and the stories it hides - for a rural escape to her parents' farmhouse in the Chilterns.

But Lucy gets more than she bargained for when she moves back to her childhood home, especially when it throws her into the path of an old flame.

Coming face-to-face with her mistakes, Lucy is forced to confront the secrets she's been keeping from herself and those she loves.

Is she ready to let someone in? Or will she leave the door to her past firmly closed . . .
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'Emotional and engaging, I was completely absorbed' Sarah Morgan

'Compelling' Heidi Swain

'I enjoyed every minute and couldn't put it down' 5***** Reader Review

'Emotional and affecting, this is an absorbing read' Sun

'Catherine Alliott is back with another warm, escapist read . . . wonderfully written' Woman's Weekly

'Engrossing . . . sparkles with wit' Best

Praise for Catherine Alliott:

'A huge treat. Hilarious yet poignant' Sophie Kinsella

'Warm, witty and wise' Daily Mail

'Her writing is both intelligent and sparkling' Marian Keyes

'Hilarious and full of surprises' Daily Telegraph
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Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 144 x 222 x 37mm | 529g
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241384710
  • 9780241384718
  • 142,094

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One of those fabulous books that leaves you with a smile on your face and hope in your heart -- Milly Johnson Compelling -- Heidi Swain Yet another great read, packed with fantastic characters, uncomfortable truths, and flashes of pure comedy. Who could ask for more? Emotional and engaging, I was completely absorbed This engrossing story sparkles with wit * Best * Catherine Alliott is back with another warm, escapist read. Big subjects are dealt with sensitively in this wonderfully written novel * Woman's Weekly * Uplifting . . . Filled with colourful characters, this humorous story about families, ageing and moving on * Candis * Emotional and affecting, this is an absorbing read * Sun * A wry look at life in the wealthy environs of the Oxfordshire countryside . . . page-turning * Oxford Mail * A warm, escapist read * Woman * Included in 'The Hot List' * Inside Soap * Praise for Catherine Alliott * - * Warm, witty and wise * Daily Mail * A huge treat. Hilarious yet poignant -- Sophie Kinsella Her writing is both intelligent and sparkling Hilarious and full of surprises * Daily Telegraph *
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About Catherine Alliott

Catherine Alliott is the author of fifteen bestselling novels including About Last Night, My Husband Next Door, A Rural Affair, One Day in May, The Secret Life of Evie Hamilton, and Wish You Were Here. She lives with her family in Hertfordshire.
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881 ratings
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4 36% (313)
3 14% (120)
2 4% (31)
1 1% (12)
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