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Critical Praise

“Ballantyne weaves a fine tale of family drama, dark secrets, and the past’s effect on the present. The threads seamlessly come together in a heart-wrenching, yet hopeful, finale.”

—Publishers Weekly

“Thought-provoking, brave, and challenging.”

—Rosamund Lupton, international bestselling author of SISTER

“Ballantyne’s effortless prose took me across the Atlantic and didn’t let me return until its surprising and satisfying conclusion. A tight story that comes full circle and keeps you reading.”

—Bryan Reardon, author of FINDING JAKE

“A sweet novel of love, redemption, and loss that chronicles one family’s struggle with a difficult past."


“A moving and sensitive mystery about childhood trauma and its resolution.”