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  • Published: 4 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9781405950329
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $26.99

Behind Closed Doors

The emotionally gripping new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author

The Queen of Romantic Comedy and No. 1 bestseller explores love, loss and second chances

From the outside, anyone would think that Lucy Palmer has it all.
But when her marriage comes to an unexpected end, everything turns upside down in a flash.
As the truth of her marriage threatens to surface, Lucy seizes the opportunity to retreat to her parents' farmhouse.
But Lucy gets more than she bargained for when she moves home - especially when she crosses paths with an old flame.
Revisiting her mistakes forces Lucy to confront the secrets she's been keeping from herself and those she loves.
Is she able to leave the door to her past firmly closed?

  • Published: 4 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9781405950329
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $26.99

About the author

Catherine Alliott

Catherine Alliott started her first novel under the desk when she worked as an advertising copywriter. She was duly fired. With time on her hands she persevereed with the novels, which happily flourished. In the early days, she produced a baby with each book, but after three stuck to the writing as it was less painful. She writes with the nearest pen in exercise books, either in the garden or on a sofa. Home is a rural spot on the Herts/Bucks borders which she shares with her family and a menagerie of horses, cows, chickens and dogs, which at the last count totalled thirty-four beating hearts, including her husband. Some of her household have walk-on parts in her novels, but only the chickens would probably recognise themselves. The Secret Life of Evie Hamilton is her tenth book and first for Penguin.

Additional information:
- She's scared of computers.
- She's hopeless at reversing but always leaves a note.
- She's better than she looks at tennis.

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Praise for Behind Closed Doors

One of those fabulous books that leaves you with a smile on your face and hope in your heart

Milly Johnson


Heidi Swain

A wry look at life in the wealthy environs of the Oxfordshire countryside . . . page-turning

Oxford Mail

Yet another great read, packed with fantastic characters, uncomfortable truths, and flashes of pure comedy. Who could ask for more?

Jill Mansell

Emotional and engaging, I was completely absorbed

Sarah Morgan

Emotional and affecting, this is an absorbing read


Catherine Alliott is back with another warm, escapist read. Big subjects are dealt with sensitively in this wonderfully written novel

Woman's Weekly

Included in 'The Hot List'

Inside Soap

A warm, escapist read


This engrossing story sparkles with wit


Uplifting . . . Filled with colourful characters, this humorous story about families, ageing and moving on


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