In 1944, a young girl was imprisoned. Sixty years later, her story changes another woman's life... The past and present collide in Tell Me Your Secret, the spellbinding novel from Deirdre Purcell. Perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy and Edna O'Brien.'Achingly poignant, with warm, strong characters, it will no doubt become an instant bestseller and delight all Purcell fans. Once again, she has produced a great read, popular fiction with writing that matches a literary novel and includes some telling social observation. Vintage Deirdre Purcell' - Irish Independent An evocative and dramatic novel told in the voices of two narrators: Violet, who in 1944 is imprisoned in the tower of a rambling country house by her family; and Claudine, a modern-day property negotiator who becomes involved in handling the sale of the derelict Whitecliff in 2004. Violet's story is of young innocent love for a local lad taking an unfortunate twist, while Claudine is a thoroughly twenty-first-century character: daughter of a loving father with a less loving stepmother, she marries in haste after her father's death, and is at a turning point in her life when she starts to find out the true story of Violet. Is happiness a possibility for these women in their separate and very different worlds? What readers are saying about Tell Me Your Secret: 'A true hidden gem, a wonderful read''All the characters are beautifully drawn, and the multi-layered story unfolds slowly and deliciously, at times satisfyingly happily and at others poignantly sadly''One of the best books I have read...outstanding'