Nicci Gerrard is already a bestselling crime novelist. Under the name of Nicci French she co-wrote bestsellers like The Memory Game, Beneath the Skin and, recently, The Land of the Living. Things We Knew Were True is her fiction debut, an atmospheric, highly charged, elegant coming-of-age novel. It is about love, life and the lies we tell to make it through them both.
At sixteen Edie knew things. She knew that her mother was charming and beautiful, that her older sister Stella was the star of the family and that her father, clumsy, quiet Vic, was loving and gentle. Then Edie discovered what it was to fall in love; she dared to let herself be happy. But in one terrible moment of tragedy, her teenage dreams were torn apart. Twenty years on, Edie is now a mother and a wife. When family duty calls, the sisters come together again, and it looks like the truth of what happened all those years ago may finally become clear.