The Lemon Grove

The Lemon Grove

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As recommended on BBC Radio 2 Book Club, Helen Walsh's THE LEMON GROVE is a tense, sensuous and piercingly insightful story of sexual obsession, set on the Mallorcan island of Deia. Perfect for readers who loved APPLE TREE YARD, it is soon to be a major film. Each summer, Jenn and her husband Greg return to Deia, on Mallorca's dramatic west coast. This year the arrival of Emma, Jenn's stepdaughter, and her new boyfriend Nathan threatens to upset their equilibrium. Beautiful and reckless, Nathan stirs something unexpected in Jenn. As she is increasingly seduced by Nathan's youth and the promise of passion, the line between desire and obsession begins to blur. What follows is a highly-charged liaison that puts lives and relationships in jeopardy. For Jenn, after this summer, nothing can ever be the same.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 19mm | 196g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Tinder Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1472212126
  • 9781472212122
  • 50,118

About Helen Walsh

Helen Walsh was born in Warrington in 1976. She is the author of three previous novels, Brass, which won the Betty Trask Award, Once Upon A Time in England, which won a Somerset Maugham Award, and Go to Sleep.show more

Review quote

This year's summer must read LOOK MAGAZINE A slinky, sultry, seductress of a novel...tense, poignant and honest -- Lori Lansens, author of The Girls Extraordinarily, electrifyingly good -- Lisa Jewell This honest, engaging and readable novel deftly explores aspects of ageing, authenticity and identity The Sunday Times Should be at the top of your summer reading list Stylist Sensuous and sexy, with a nail-biting sense of trepidation... Unputdownable Marie Claire A gripping, sexy summer read -- Jenny Colgan Sultry, sexy, intense Cosmopolitan 'This year's Beautiful Ruins' Glamour A steamy study of transgressive passion Sunday Express Sultry and shocking Woman & Homeshow more

Rating details

2,657 ratings
2.83 out of 5 stars
5 7% (183)
4 21% (554)
3 34% (908)
2 25% (670)
1 13% (342)
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