From the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Fathers & Sons, comes a beautifully written novel set just before World War II.
James Blackwell is a sexy and handsome fighter pilot—every girl’s dream. At least that is what Diana Arnold thinks when her brother first introduces them. Before long they are in love and marry hastily just as war is declared.
Then fate delivers what is the first of its cruel twists: James, the day of their wedding, is shot down over Northern France and killed. Diana is left not only a widow but pregnant with their child.
Ten years later, happily remarried, Diana finds herself in the south of France, sitting one morning in a sunny village square. A taxi draws up and she hears the voice of a man speaking English—the unmistakable voice of someone who will set out to torment her and blackmail her and from whom there can be only one means of escape...
Richard Madeley worked on local newspapers before moving to the BBC. He met Judy Finnigan when they both presented a news programme on Granada TV. Their eponymous TV show ran for seven years and was an enormous success. Richard Madeley has four children and lives in London and Cornwall.