A Place in the CountryBook - 2012
Caroline Evans has finally left Singapore and her wealthy, cheating husband, James, behind her. With her surly fifteen-year-old daughter Issy in tow, she heads home to England's Cotswolds.
At thirty-eight, with her life severely upended, Caroline is struggling to make ends meet, though she is coming to terms with her new life. She finds great satisfaction with her work as a chef at the Star & Plough, and soon begins to meet people and make friends. Issy adores her father and tends to blame her mother for the demise of her family, but in general life is looking up for Caroline -- until she gets word that James has either committed suicide or been murdered over what appears to be a Ponzi scheme.
Love and hate, blame and responsibility, deception and trust all collide in an emotionally powerful novel about mothers and daughters, love and marriage, and the secrets we share and those we keep.