From bestselling author, broadcaster, journalist and Book Club champion Judy Finnigan comes an unputdownable and wonderfully moving story of the enduring power of a mother's love.
Do not stand at my grave and weepI am not there; I do not sleep.
Five years ago, Molly Gabriel lost her 20-year-old son, Joey, to a terrible sailing accident. His empty boat was found washed ashore on the rocks -- but his body was never found. Now, Molly has returned to the sands of Cornwall haunted by his death, unable to accept he is gone. Joey was an experienced sailor and died on a calm sea -- things just don't add up and Molly cannot let it go. Desperate for answers she turns to Joey's best friend, Ben, to go back to what really happened that day . . .
About the Author
Judy Finnigan is an author, television presenter and columnist. In 2004, Judy's name became synonymous with discovering and sharing great fiction, through the Richard and Judy Book Club, where authors including Kate Mosse, Rosamund Lupton and Victoria Hislop were championed and brought to the attention of millions of readers. Eloise was her first novel.
"Dark and thoughtful...perfect summer reading."
—The Times on I Do Not Sleep
"Exudes a deep and soulful sense of place. Romantic and rain-lashed, du Maurier's Cornwall haunts the pages of Eloise as powerfully as the spirit of the elusive heroine herself. A stirring and intriguing read."—Louise Candlish on Eloise
"Highly readable, incredibly moving in parts, and with wonderful echoes of Daphne Du Maurier, Eloise had me turning pages late into the night."—Dorothy Koomson on Eloise
"A moving meditation on grief, family bonds, motherhood and female friendship."—Sunday Express on Eloise
"A haunting, pacy page-turner, with a real ghostly feel - a must read."—Fabulous Magazine on Eloise
"A creepy ghost story . . . the real star of the book is Judy's beloved Cornwall - a wild beautiful backdrop to the tale that is almost a character in itself."—Bella on Eloise
"Atmospheric, creepy and original, Judy has written a blinder of a first novel"—The Sun on Eloise
"A warm and promising debut."—Daily Mail on Eloise