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Lies Behind The Ruin By Helen Matthews

Lies Behind The Ruin by Helen Matthews

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How can you build a new life on toxic foundations? Written by the winner of Winchester Writers' Festival prize for the opening pages of a novel, Helen Matthews is the author of the best-selling book `After Leaving the Village' - an absorbing story of deception, guilt, betrayal and the resilience of the human spirit.

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Lies Behind The Ruin by Helen Matthews

How can you build a new life on toxic foundations? Emma Willshire has overcome plenty of obstacles in her life. From student bride to single mum of a son, Owen, but she has found happiness with her second husband, Paul and another child, Mollie. Emma's dark days seem far behind her until a fatal accident happens at Paul's work and he is held responsible. On holiday in France, trying to leave his problems behind, Paul's behaviour turns erratic. On impulse, he buys a cheap, dilapidated property and, to Emma's dismay, persuades her they can renovate it into a holiday home. As the couple strive to renovate their marriage, and their French ruin to open a small business, shadows from the past threaten their happiness and safety. Escape to a new life in France seemed like the only solution, but leads to heart-breaking loss for Emma involving infidelity, kidnap and a near murder. Written by the winner of Winchester Writers' Festival prize for the opening pages of a novel, Helen Matthews is the author of the best-selling book `After Leaving the Village' - an absorbing story of deception, guilt, betrayal and the resilience of the human spirit.

About Helen Matthews

Helen Matthews is the author of debut novel `After Leaving the Village', winner of the Winchester Writers' Festival prize for opening pages of a novel. Born in Cardiff, she read English at the University of Liverpool. After travelling, she worked in international development, consultancy, human resources and pensions management but fled corporate life to pursue her dream of becoming a writer. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Oxford Brookes University. Helen has been awarded prizes for short stories and published in the literary journal Artificium. As a freelancer, she writes content for websites and business magazines and has, in the past, been published in The Guardian and had columns broadcast on BBC radio. She is married with two grown-up children and lives in Hampshire.

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GOR011081941
9781999300616
1999300610
Lies Behind The Ruin by Helen Matthews
Used - Like New
Paperback
Hashtag Press
2019-04-25
384
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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