Check out the cover of this hauntingly beautiful-sounding book, set to publish in April.

About the Book

Four children, three marriages, two secrets, and one unfathomable tragedy: the families at numbers two, four, and six Penwood Heights are connected by work, friendship, the loss of a child, and a secret truth that has sat in the bedrock of their lives for years.

In the center of this tight-knit group is Faith, who believes her job is to act as a paperweight, keeping them all safe. And she does this until someone from her past reappears and threatens to sabotage everything.

And, as the pieces fall, these families, these friends, realise that what they thought they knew about one another was nothing more than make-believe. They also discover that trust is illusory and for Faith, at least, that keeping other people’s secrets can be more dangerous than keeping her own.

About the Author

Claire Dyer’s poetry collections are published by Two Rivers Press, her novels by Quercus and The Dome Press. Her latest novel, The Significant Others of Odie May is published by Matador. She curated Reading’s Poets’ Café from 2016 to 2021 and co-hosted Poets’ Café Online from 2020 – 2023. She teaches creative writing and runs Fresh Eyes, an editorial and critiquing service. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway, University of London, has been a regular contributor on BBC Radio Berkshire, is the SWWJ’s Council Member for Poetry, and has a further poetry collection forthcoming with Two Rivers Press in April 2024 and a novel, ‘What We Thought We Knew’ with Pegasus.

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