Connectedness (Identity Detective)

Sandra Danby

TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD, ARTIST JUSTINE TREE HAS IT ALL… BUT SHE ALSO HAS A SECRET THAT THREATENS TO DESTROY EVERYTHING Justine’s art sells around the world, but does anyone truly know her? When her mother dies, she returns to her childhood home in Yorkshire where she decides to confront her past. She asks journalist Rose Haldane to find the baby she gave away when she was an art student, but only when Rose starts to ask difficult questions does Justine truly understand what she must face. Is Justine strong enough to admit the secrets and lies of her past? To speak aloud the deeds she has hidden for 27 years, the real inspiration for her work that sells for millions of pounds. Could the truth trash her artistic reputation? Does Justine care more about her daughter, or her art? And what will she do if her daughter hates her? This tale of art, adoption, romance and loss moves between now and the Eighties, from London’s art world to the bleak isolated cliffs of East Yorkshire and the hot orange blossom streets of Málaga, Spain. CONNECTEDNESS is a family saga of mother and daughter secrets. If you love Maggie O’Farrell, Lucinda Riley, Tracy Rees and Rachel Hore, try this. What readers are saying about CONNECTEDNESS: “Well-defined, sympathetic characters, layers of meaning, and sensual, all-engaging descriptions” Book Muse 5* “A beautiful story about art, true love, loss and regret” Bibliophile Book Club 5* “Sandra Danby does it again, only this time, I felt she did it better” Word Gurgle 4*  “I felt for Justine – her ache, angst, grief, her quest for answers – all so realistic, so sensitively portrayed” Renita D’Silva, author 5* “CONNECTEDNESS is a gripping story of love, loss and the human struggle to be your one true self. An amazing read” 4* Amazon reviewer

Beulah Press 364 pages

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