Fen works in a bookshop and is devoted to her young son, Connor, but she keeps herself to herself. Haunted by guilt and a terrible secret, Fen lives a compromised life, isolated from her family, far from home and too afraid of the past to risk becoming close to anyone. She is constantly looking over her shoulder, knowing that one day the truth will catch up with her. Sean, on the other hand, is enjoying a seemingly perfect life. He has a successful career, lives in his dream home and adores his beautiful wife, Belle, and their six-year-old daughter, Amy. That is until the day Belle announces she has found someone else and wants Sean to move out. Circumstance throws Fen and Sean together. Slowly their quiet friendship turns into something much deeper and the joy they find in one another eventually gives them the confidence to trust and love again. But will the past tear them apart just as they find happiness?
This romance set in the UK between Swindon and Bristol seems to promise so much intrigue and mystery which sadly isn’t completely delivered. I think our main female protagonist Fen, is just not as likeable as she is written to be and she does come across as kinda lame.
Maybe I’m too old to enjoy this one? Maybe but it didn’t excite, it didn’t stir my heart and just missed something for me.