Romy was the perfect wife - until the day she received a letter claiming her husband was keeping a nasty secret. She wanted desperately to believe Michael was innocent, but the letter broke their marriage apart.
Three years later, Romy tentatively allows a friendship with her handsome neighbour to grow into something more. But her newfound happiness is suddenly shadowed by the news Michael has suffered a serious stroke.
Romy finds herself caught between two very different lives - and very different men - as she tries to do her duty to her husband, unravel the truth about his past, and find out where her heart truly lies.
Hilary Boyd was a nurse, marriage counsellor and ran a small cancer charity before becoming an author. She has written eight books, including Thursdays in the Park, her debut novel which sold over half a million copies and was an international bestseller. The film rights have been acquired by Charles Dance, who will be directing and starring.
Boyd is the mistress of the multi-layered story My Weekly Boyd is terrific at cutting to the quick of modern relationships Woman & Home A smart emotional drama, you will race through this Sunday Mirror Boyd gets under the skin of her characters to show that falling in love isn't limited to the young Sunday Express I was ripping through this book . . . addictive Evening Standard Deeply emotional Sunday Post A warm and well-written case for love affairs in later life Daily Telegraph Poignant, well observed and wonderfully written, this is a bit of a heart-string puller Closer Smart, with true-to-life characters whose dilemmas will tear at your heartstrings Sunday Mirror Boyd is as canny as Joanna Trollope at observing family life - and better than Trollope at jokes Daily Mail Praise for Hilary Boyd -