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The new novel from the author of the Richard & Judy Book Club Pick Our Endless Numbered Days.

Twelve years ago Flora's mother Ingrid disappeared, vanishing from a Dorset beach. Everyone - especially her sister and father Gil - believes Ingrid is long dead. Everyone that is except Flora. So when she hears that her father has had an accident and is insisting that he saw his wife, Flora rushes home.

But the answers Flora seeks are nowhere to be found - only further questions:

What are the mysterious letters Gil keeps referring to?
Why is the house filled with towering piles of books?
And who was it her father actually saw?

As Flora assembles the pieces of this puzzle the true and troubling portrait of her parents' extraordinary marriage is slowly revealed . . .

Reviews

Thrilling, captivating, sophisticated suspense. More than matches the power of Fuller's debut

Sunday Times

Bewitching and page-turning. An extraordinarily smart and satisfying read

Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife

Hauntingly sad. An eloquent tale of squandered love and seething secrets

Sunday Express

Assured, multi-layered, well-crafted, compelling, excellent

Mail on Sunday

A beautifully told story of motherhood, marriage and infidelity

Good Housekeeping

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780241976371

    February 12, 2018

    Fig Tree

    320 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • Hardback

    9780241252154

    February 15, 2017

    Fig Tree

    304 pages

    RRP $39.99

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    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • Paperback

    9780241252178

    January 30, 2017

    Fig Tree

    320 pages

    RRP $32.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9780241252161

    January 30, 2017

    Penguin eBooks (UK Adult)

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Our Endless Numbered Days

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