From the author of The Things We Never Said comes an incredibly moving and heartrending novel about the difficult relationship between a mother and a daughter, and the effect that secrets and deception can have on a family.
Eleanor and her mother Marjorie have always had a difficult relationship. Although they’ve tried, they have always just failed to connect. Now Marjorie has Alzheimer’s, and as her memory fades, her grip on what she has kept hidden from her daughter begins to loosen.
But Marjorie’s memory is failing fast and every time she tries to tell Eleanor the truth, she can’t recall what she wanted to say. Eleanor knows time is running out, and as she tries to uncover the truth before it becomes lost forever, she begins to discover what really happened when she was a child—and why.