“Poignant, emotional, and breathtaking…In The Shadow Between Us, Olivia is running from something we’ve all feared and hope to never face. Carol Mason’s effortless storytelling and exquisite writing will keep you turning the pages until the book’s stunning and surprising ending. Bring tissues!” —Kerry Lonsdale, Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author
“Acutely observed, emotionally honest, utterly brilliant writing, with a shocker of a twist that took my breath away.” —Melissa Hill, bestselling author
“A beautifully written story of how we connect with each other in terrible crisis, told with wit and humanity—and one hell of a final twist. I loved it.” —Louise Candlish, author of Sunday Times bestseller Our House
“A skillful, compassionate journey into the aftereffects of trauma, The Shadow Between Us deftly explores what happens when we hold tight to the secrets we keep, and they hold tight to us too.” —Amy Hatvany, bestselling author
“A haunting, heartfelt exploration of guilt and hidden turmoil, of running away, of turning back to face the shadows. I loved it.” —Charity Norman, bestselling author of See You In September
“I read The Shadow Between Us in two sittings. Carol Mason has created a fast-paced novel. At its center is a woman whose heart has been broken. She is on the run from herself. Carol takes us on an emotional journey which keep us gripped right to the very last twist, which hit me in the solar plexus. I had not seen it coming.” —Carol Drinkwater, bestselling author and actress
“This book is a haunting exploration of the corrosive power of grief and the redemption to be found in understanding each other and ourselves.” —Caroline Bond, bestselling author of The Second Child
What is it about the coast that attracts people running from their past?
When Olivia moves to Port Townsend, her marriage is floundering, and her life is in pieces. She doesn’t know if things with her husband Mark are truly over, or quite why the phone call she longs for on her daughter’s birthday will never come.
Joining a letter-writing club seems like a harmless decision. But when she meets Ned, an ex-soldier badly wounded in Afghanistan, this unlooked-for friendship revives unexpected emotions and memories she’d rather forget.
Can Olivia find the courage to confront what she’s hiding from and finally begin to heal the wounds that have torn her life apart? From the bestselling author of After You Left comes a story about finding hope in second chances.