For eighteen years Fran Benedetto kept her secret, hid her bruises. She stayed with Bobby because she wanted her son to have a father, and because, in spite of everything, she loved him. Then one night, when she saw the look on her ten-year-old son's face, Fran finally made a choice - she ran for both their lives.
Anna Quindlen is the author of five bestselling novels and has one the Pulitzer Prize for her New York Times column 'Public and Private'. She lives with her family in New York City.
"Quindlen invests her tale with rare pathos and even rarer psychological acumen ... the honesty of her storytelling is exemplary" Sunday Telegraph "Quindlen has got so deeply inside her characters that they gave me nightmares" The Times "Don't miss Anna Quindlen's compassionate portrayal of a violent marriage" Marie Claire "It is rare to find a novel at once tender and taut, full of insight, yet with a darkness at its centre - and that's what makes it a gripping read" -- Margaret Forster "Beautifully paced - keeps the reader anxiously turning the pages." New York Times Book Review