Two ordinary families. One life-changing day . . .
When the Gleesons and the Stanhopes become neighbours, lonely Lena Gleeson wants a friend. But Anne Stanhope - cold, elegant, unstable - wants to be left alone.
It's left to their children - Lena's youngest, Kate, and Anne's only child, Peter - to forge a lasting friendship and a love that blossoms despite their parents' differences.
When a shocking act of violence tears all their lives apart, Kate and Peter will spend years finding their way back to each other - rebuilding the love they lost, and learning to forgive.
But can their families ever understand the bond they share?
A BOOK OF THE YEAR IN PRIMA, VOGUE, PEOPLE, ELLE AND NPR