My Mother’s Shadow

My Mother’s Shadow

Nikola Scott

Addie thinks she knows everything about her mother. But when a stranger appears claiming to be her sister, she realises that her life so far has been a lie. But why?

Hartland House has always been a faithful keeper of secrets…

1958. Sent to beautiful Hartland to be sheltered from her mother’s illness, Liz spends the summer with the wealthy Shaw family. They treat Liz as one of their own, but their influence could be dangerous…

Now. Addie believes she knows everything about her mother Elizabeth and their difficult relationship until her recent death. When a stranger appears claiming to be Addie’s sister, she is stunned. Is everything she’s been told about her early life a lie?

How can you find the truth about the past if the one person who could tell you is gone? Addie must go back to that golden summer her mother never spoke of…and the one night that changed a young girl’s life for ever.

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My Mother’s Shadow - Reviews

“Compelling, atmospheric and beautifully written…trembles with family secrets. I adored it.”

Victoria Fox

“A gripping family mystery told in lush, evocative prose.”

Erin Kelly

“An intriguing twisting story with a lush opening and beautifully descriptive writing throughout. I loved it.”

Dinah Jefferies

“My Mother’s Shadow raises several matters worthy of consideration: how well do we know our close ones, close family and distant relatives, “what would have opened only if?”...

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Miri Dalitzki

“My Mother’s Shadow is a beautiful and captivating book that draws us into the complicated life of a young woman whose only desire was to love and be loved.”

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“I very much enjoyed My Mother’s Shadow, it is a compelling, emotional and touching read which reveals the difficulties facing women in the 1950’s.”

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