“Vivid, well-paced writing and build-up of tension which make this very topical novel a page-turner.”
— ANGELA NEUSTATTER, author & journalist
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What if the very foundation of your life was a lie?
Sitting beside her mother’s deathbed, twenty-year-old Selene Mannon learns that the woman she’s about to lose isn’t her biological parent. Grieving and confused, Selene sets out to discover the identity of her real mother. Little does she know, the question isn’t as simple as it seems.
Curiously missing medical files kick off a mystery layered in deceit. Selene soon crosses paths with pediatrician Deandra Robbins, who is seeking the same files — which may hold the key to diagnosing three of her young patients’ puzzling symptoms.
Aided by private investigator Max Field, they work together to unearth a past that others are determined to keep buried at all costs. But just when Selene believes she’s finally gotten to the bottom of things, the biggest shock still awaits.
Can Selene forgive the mother who raised and deceived her? Will she ever find her real mother? How far will people go to find — or hide — the truth? Join Selene and her friends as they struggle against the odds in search of answers that may be harder to cope with than a lifetime of lies.