I am absolutely thrilled to be part of this special blog tour celebrating the publication of Lesley Pearse’s 25th novel: The Woman in the Wood. Thank you to ed public relations for having me!
To celebrate this fabulous achievement, each stop on the blog tour has a fact from Lesley Pearse about one of her 25 books.
I am delighted to be able to share with you a fact about Lesley’s 23rd novel, Without a Trace. First, here is what the book is about.
~ Book Blurb ~
Coronation Day, 1953
In the Somerset village of Sawbridge, young shopkeeper Molly Heywood slips away from the celebrations to her friend’s cottage and makes a shocking discovery: Cassie is dead and her six-year-old daughter Petal has vanished without a trace . . .
In her grief, Molly seeks help from her childhood friend George, now the village policeman, but no one can find Petal. The only clue is a letter from London, where Cassie once lived. Despite George’s reluctance and her growing feelings for him, Molly resolves to go to London in the hope of discovering the missing child.
Arriving in the big city, Molly quickly learns it’s a dangerous place for a country girl on her own. But there’s hope too – in the Blitz-ruined East End, she unexpectedly finds friendship with strangers from Cassie’s past and, with handsome, mysterious workman Charley, the possibility of something more.
However, the closer Molly gets to the truth, the more perilous her journey becomes. She has given up everything – her home, happiness and a chance at love – all to find Petal. But is she also risking her life?
Ooh, this sounds so good! The cover is quite powerful too. This is definitely a book I will be reading in the future.
From one great sounding novel to another. The Woman in the Wood was published on 29th June 2017. Here is what it is about:
~ Book Blurb ~
Fifteen-year-old twins Maisy and Duncan Mitcham have always had each other. Until the fateful day in the wood . . .
One night in 1960, the twins awake to find their father pulling their screaming mother from the house. She is to be committed to an asylum. It is, so their father insists, for her own good.
It’s not long before they, too, are removed from their London home and sent to Nightingales – a large house deep in the New Forest countryside – to be watched over by their cold-hearted grandmother, Mrs Mitcham. Though they feel abandoned and unloved, at least here they have something they never had before – freedom.
The twins are left to their own devices, to explore, find new friends and first romances. That is until the day that Duncan doesn’t come back for dinner. Nor does he return the next day. Or the one after that.
When the bodies of other young boys are discovered in the surrounding area the police appear to give up hope of finding Duncan alive. With Mrs Mitcham showing little interest in her grandson’s disappearance, it is up to Maisy to discover the truth. And she knows just where to start. The woman who lives alone in the wood about whom so many rumours abound. A woman named Grace Deville.
The Woman in the Wood is a powerful, passionate and sinister tale of a young woman’s courage, friendship and determination from one of the world’s favourite storytellers.
~ About Lesley Pearse ~
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.
Lesley lives in Devon and has three daughters and four grandchildren.
Twitter ~ @LesleyPearse
Facebook ~ @LesleyPearseAuthor
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