The Mother’s Secret. Out 22 February 2018.

Love keeps us together

Sisters Kate and Georgie have always shared a close bond. While Kate enjoyed the freedoms of youth, Georgie remained at home. Now Georgie is grown up, it’s time she started discovering.

Love can tear us apart

Their mother, Jan, loves her daughters with all her heart. So what if she kept her daughters out of sight when they were young? She just cared so much for them. She wanted to protect them.

What if your life was based on a lie?

Maybe there was another reason Jan wanted to keep her girls close? If the girls ventured too far afield, it might destroy the façade they grew up in. The family’s about to discover that while lies can cause pain, the truth could destroy them all.


Clare Swatman Before you Go Novel

Before You Go

When Zoe’s husband Ed dies, her world caves in. But what if Zoe can get Ed back?

You find your soulmate . . .

Some people stare love in the face for years before they find it. Zoe and Ed fumbled their way into adulthood, both on different paths – but always in the same direction. Years later, having navigated dead-end jobs and chaotic house shares, romance finally blossoms. Their future together looks set . . .

Then the unthinkable happens.

One morning, on his way to work, Ed is knocked off his bike and dies. Now, Zoe must find a way to survive. But she’s not ready to let go of the memories. How can she forget all of the happy times, their first kiss, everything they’d built together? Zoe decides she has to tell Ed all the things she never said.

Now it’s too late. Or is it?

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