Lesley Pearse 4 Books Set (Dead to Me, Woman in the Wood, Across the Street, You'll Never See Me) - Young Adult - Paperback
Titles in this set
1) Dead to Me
2) The Woman in the Wood
3) The House Across the Street
4) You'll Never See Me Again
Dead to Me
Discover a compelling story of loyalty, love and the strength of friendship in war-torn Britain, from the international bestselling author Lesley Pearse
Glorious, heartwarming' Woman & Home, Full of love, passion and heartbreak.
Spring 1935. On London's Hampstead Heath, two girls meet by chance: well-mannered and smartly dressed Verity and dishevelled and grubby Ruby. Somehow, the mismatched pair form an instant friendship strong enough to survive their parent's disapproval.
When war engulfs the country - sending Ruby to Devon while Verity struggles to find a new beginning under a shadow from her past - the girls are convinced they will always be there for each other.
Until the day one breaks the other's heart, Can Verity and Ruby find a way back to each other before it's too late?.
The Woman in the Wood
London, 1960. The lives of teenage twins Maisy and Duncan change forever the night their mother is taken to an asylum. Sent to live in the New Forest with their cold-hearted grandmother, Mrs Mitcham, they feel unloved and abandoned.
And when one day Duncan doesn't come home from exploring in the forest, no one - least of all his grandmother - appears to care about his disappearance. The police, who've found the bodies of other missing boys, offer little hope of finding Duncan alive.
Yet Maisy refuses to give up. Though she doesn't know the woods well, she knows someone who does. The strange old woman who lives at their heart. Dare Maisy enlist the help of the woman in the wood?, And what will she find if she does?
The House Across the Street
Is there a murderer across the street?
1964. Twenty-three-year-old Katy Speed is fascinated by glamorous Gloria and the goings-on at her house over the road. Who are the mysterious women that keep coming and going in the strange black car? Then one night, Gloria's house burns to the ground. Bodies are found in the wreckage.
And Katy's horror turns to disbelief when her own father is arrested and charged with murder. Determined to prove his innocence, Katy sets out to uncover the truth about the mysterious house across the street and find the real murderer.
But that means risking her own life . . .
You'll Never See Me Again
Betty is running for her life.
When Betty's husband returns from the war broken and haunted, she knows her marriage is doomed. Taking a fleeting chance to escape, she goes on the run armed with a new identity.
Yet penniless and alone, Betty quickly finds that starting again is much harder than she thought. And she never imagined it could end in murder . . .
But sometimes you have to keep running if you want to survive.