From the author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, this is the devastating story about a woman who must confront the sins of her past and a present in which it is never too late for bravery.
Ninety-one-year-old Gretel Fernsby has lived in the same mansion block in London for decades. She leads a comfortable, quiet life, despite her dark and disturbing past.
When a young family moves into the apartment below her, Gretel can’t help but begin a friendship with the little boy, Henry, though his presence brings back memories she would rather forget. She finds herself facing a similar crossroads to one she encountered long ago.
Back then, she denied her own collusion, but this time, she can make a different choice from before—whatever the cost to herself.