Summary

It's 1946 and 17 year old Laura Trelling is stagnating in her dilapidated Sussex family home. Then she meets Paul Lovell - a chance encounter that will bring her a new life in pre-apartheid South Africa. Three years earlier, 16 year old Gay Gibson is no less desperate to escape England. Gay's heart is set on stardom - but first she must find a way out of Birkenhead. When their paths cross, they find their lives inextricably entangled, with fatal consequences...
©2009 Rachel Heath; (P)2009 Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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"Based on the infamous "porthole murder" trial of 1948, this is an exceptionally well-writen, suspenseful novel." (The Guardian)
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