"With sharp, evocative prose and utterly absorbing storytelling, McDonald takes the reader on a journey that makes us question what it means to be a mother." Sally Hepworth, bestselling author of The Secrets of Midwives
Beth had known there were secrets folded inside Theo. But she didn't know they were secrets about her.
It's always been just Beth and her mother Theo. Until Beth is sixteen years old, and a stranger arrives in their small coastal town - a stranger with a claim that rips apart all Beth knows.
And what do you do when everything you thought you knew about yourself is based on a lie?
In a deeply affecting story that challenges our notions of maternal love, Nelika McDonald examines the myriad ways that love is forged and tempered over years and how fiercely it is defended.