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An abandoned baby girl, a secret, the story of survival – Penny Vincenzi’s SHEER ABANDON is the story of one desperate act, and the consequences that follow…

‘Like a glass of champagne: bubbly, moreish and you don’t want it to end’ Daily Express

One night in 1986 an abandoned baby girl is found in a cupboard at Heathrow airport. A year earlier Martha, Clio and Jocasta had met by chance, at the start of a backpacking adventure: they travelled together briefly and then went their own ways, swearing to meet again when they return home. But it would be a long time until they met again: not until Kate, the foundling, is a teenager, and all three are leading successful lives. Martha is a single, highly paid lawyer, Clio a doctor, locked in an unhappy marriage, and Jocasta a reporter, in love with a charming commitment-phobe. Which of them is Kate’s mother? Why was she desperate enough to do such a thing, and how did she survive it?

Reviews

Gloriously unputdownable
Woman & Home
Highly addictive
Daily Telegraph
A guaranteed bestseller. Travel, romance, mystery and politics in one novel
Grazia
A gloriously tempestuous and romantic mix; trembling lust and dark secrets
Daily Express