The Lemon Grove
The bestselling summer sizzler - A Radio 2 Bookclub choice
By Helen Walsh
Sun. Desire. Obsession. An explosive, intelligent novel from the prize-winning author of Brass.
Each summer, Jenn and her husband Greg return to Deia, on Mallorca's dramatic west coast. This year the arrival of Emma, Jenn's stepdaughter, and her new boyfriend Nathan threatens to upset their equilibrium. Beautiful and reckless, Nathan stirs something unexpected in Jenn. As she is increasingly seduced by Nathan's youth and the promise of passion, the line between desire and obsession begins to blur. What follows is a highly-charged liaison that puts lives and relationships in jeopardy. For Jenn, after this summer, nothing can ever be the same.
Helen Walsh was born in Warrington in 1976. She is the author of three previous novels, Brass, which won the Betty Trask Award, Once Upon A Time in England, which won a Somerset Maugham Award, and Go to Sleep.
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27 Feb 2014
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This year's summer must read — LOOK MAGAZINE
A slinky, sultry, seductress of a novel...tense, poignant and honest — Lori Lansens, author of The Girls
Extraordinarily, electrifyingly good — Lisa Jewell
This honest, engaging and readable novel deftly explores aspects of ageing, authenticity and identity — The Sunday Times
Should be at the top of your summer reading list — Stylist
Sensuous and sexy, with a nail-biting sense of trepidation... Unputdownable — Marie Claire
A gripping, sexy summer read — Jenny Colgan
Sultry, sexy, intense — Cosmopolitan
'This year's Beautiful Ruins' — Glamour
A steamy study of transgressive passion — Sunday Express
Sultry and shocking — Woman & Home