“It was a real challenge writing a book where the main character was blind, but I enjoyed concentrating on the other four senses to build up a picture of the world around her. My aim was to create someone who wasn’t be pitied or portrayed as superhuman, she was just normal and I hope I’ve been able to do justice to those who live with visual impairment.”
Maggie Carter knows Victoria Park like the back of her hand. She can tell you what time of year the most fragrant flowers bloom; she knows which paths lead you to the bench by the lake. The park is her safe place– because outside it, expecting her first baby, Maggie has started to wonder whether she’s going to be able to cope.
Elsa, too, is expecting her first child, and alone and without anyone to support her, she is terrified that her child will be taken away. But all is not as it seems: the secrets of sixty years ago are haunting Elsa and they won’t let her rest…
Struggling under the expectations and intentions of others, Maggie and Elsa’s chance meeting on the park bench offers them each a lifeline and a friend. As they reveal their hopes and heartaches, can they see themselves – and each other – clearly enough to help, before it’s too late?