Secrets is the latest in a long line of hits from Lesley Pearse, bestselling author. Without her mother she is alone in the world . . . Twelve-year-old Adele is placed in a bleak, cruel children's home after a family tragedy drives her mother insane. But when the owner betrays her trust Adele has no choice but to run away. Alone and friendless, she heads for Sussex, to seek out the grandmother she has never known. However the journey, without food or shelter, leaves her desperately ill. Surrounded by the beautiful Rye Marshes, Adele is nursed back to health. Can she now dream of a new life? But what will happen when her mother reappears, bearing shocking family secrets? Lesley Pearse, author of the UK and international best-sellers Hope and Charlie, explores a tangled web of family secrets and past transgressions through the eyes of the unforgettable Adele in her compelling novel Secrets. Anyone who has ever enjoyed a Susan Lewis novel won't be able to put this down. Praise for Lesley Pearse: 'With characters it is impossible not to care about ... this is storytelling at its very best' Daily Mail 'Lose yourself in this epic saga' Bella 'An emotional and moving epic you won't forget in a hurry' Woman's Weekly With her gripping and moving storylines best-selling author Lesley Pearse has captured the imaginations of millions in the UK and abroad. Her other titles The Promise, A Lesser Evil, Till We Meet Again, Secrets, Charlie, Father Unknown, Gypsy, Trust Me, Faith, Never Look Back, Remember Me and Hope are also available as Penguin paperbacks. Lesley lives near Bristol and has three daughters and two grandchildren. Find Lesley on Twitter @LesleyPearse or find out more on her website, www.lesleypearse.co.uk.
Adele Talbot is 12 when her sister is killed in an accident. Demented by the loss, her mother Rose abuses Adele and she is sent to a children's home. Betrayed, she soon runs away and walks for two days to find her grandmother in Sussex.