innocence

It's 1987 and Evie is leaving home for the first time, headed for London to study acting. Along with her fellow students and roommates, Imogene (a born again Laura Ashley poster child and frustrated virgin) and Robbie (native New Yorker, budding bohemian, and very much not a virgin), Evie's determined to make her mark both on stage and off.

 

But then life and love, in the shape of struggling rock musician Jake Albery, intervene. And everything changes.

 

Fourteen years later and Evie's stuck. She's now a single mother teaching drama classes, her dreams long since abandoned. Robbie's dead, killed in car accident and Imo's lost touch.

 

Then a friendship from the past comes to haunt Evie.

 

Literally.

 

And suddenly everything is about to change again.

 

A very modern, romantic ghost story about the things that really haunt us.

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‘An absorbing novel of love, innocence and experience’

WOMAN AND HOME

 

‘Elegantly written and compelling’ ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

 

‘Following on from Tessaro’s very original debut, Elegance, comes this equally impressive and perceptive second novel’ THE MIRROR

 

‘Amusing and poignant’

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

 

‘A warm tale of love, friendship and following your dreams’ COSMOPOLITAN

 

‘This is a coming-of-age novel for women who have wasted their 20s on cheap men and rough wine ’

GUARDIAN

 

‘A wonderful tale of lust, love, life and redemption ’

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