Welcome to number 24,a Georgian villa in West London that is home to five separate families and five very different lives.
Up in the eaves,Sarah finds that recovering from a nasty divorce is even more heartbreaking when your ex husband lives One floor beneath you with his new wife. Their happiness floats up through the floorboards, taunting her . A child psychologist , Sarah has picked up great sadness from the little girl , una, who lives with her careworn mother three floors below,but is Sarah emotionally equipped to reach out?
Spring brings a new couple to number 24, Jane and Toms zest for life revives the flagging house,and Sarah can’t deny the instant attraction to handsome Tom. Having seen at first hand what infidentity does to people, she’ll never act on it…. but the air fizzes with potential.
The sunshine doesn’t reach every corner of number 24 ,however . Elderly mavis tucked away in the basement, has kept the world at bay for decades. She’s about to find out that she can’t hide forever.
Firstly a huge thank you as ever to the wonderful sj at books and the city for my copy ….also signed! !
I have had the upmost pleasure to meet Juliet several times and she is lovely . I adore her writing; she’s a wonderful storyteller.
I stayed up till 2 am reading this as the words just flow and you lose track of time .
This is a story about a house and in the house there are unique characters each with their own story to tell . But also secrets and history which make them who they are today.
Things are not as they always seem in life and that couldnt be more accurate when it comes to the characters here.
Confusions , misunderstandings and secrets all lead to murky water.
However with Sarah at the centre who has a good heart which has been broken she’s not who she once was . But she’s on a journey to find who she is again and what her place is in the world . It’s not easy and not always pleasant. She’s also bringing the neighbours together even if she isn’t aware of it. You find yourself rooting for her !
Mavis the elderly neighbour is a force to be reckoned with but what’s behind the facade of hostility? ? Is there a softer side waiting to be seen underneath and is Sarah the one to help .
A story about identity friendship love and believing in yourself .
Beautifully written and full of emotion .
Published 20th April