The Things We Don’t Say
“I ended the book in tears” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A really stunning read!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I was entranced from page one” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Emotional and compelling” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
From top-ten bestseller Ella Carey comes a gripping, haunting and utterly captivating novel about love, secrets and betrayal in a story that spans the most tumultuous decades of the twentieth century.
The truth can come at a terrible price…
1923, Provence, France. In the middle of a magical summer, artist Emma Temple gazes into fields of lavender, as her dearest friend Patrick Adams paints her portrait. Their passionate friendship is just beginning, and Emma is blissfully happy. Whatever is to come, she will have this picture as a reminder of their true love for each other. But Emma is hiding a secret that she fears may tear them apart…
1980, London, England. On an ordinary morning, an elderly Emma opens her newspaper to find a devastating story claiming that Patrick’s painting of her is a worthless fake. Emma is stunned and shocked—surely this cannot be true? Emma has staked her granddaughter’s future on the portrait—now the bank is threatening to recall the loan. In an instant, her world is overturned as the truths she built her life on start to crumble beneath her.
Patrick was the one soul on earth who knew her deepest secret. To prove the painting is truly authentic, Emma will have to reveal the truth and it may tear her apart…
An incredibly emotional and totally compelling historical novel about the relationships that shape us and the secrets we never forget. Fans of My Name is Eva, Fiona Valpy and Rhys Bowen will be completely transported from the very first page.
Readers are utterly enchanted by The Things We Don’t Say:
“I quickly lost myself… Breathtaking and incredibly moving… Beautifully written, full of emotion and a storyline that is impossible to forget. I adored this book.” Victoria Wilks
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A compelling story of love and secrets, a story lasting over sixty years through two world wars… You will not want to put it down… Really moving.” Goodreads Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Thrilling to read as you encounter mysteries and suspense. Highly recommended for all readers.” Goodreads Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Drew me into the story from the very first sentence and held me till the end… I definitely will read more by this author.” Goodreads Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wow… A wonderful story of art, love and friendships.” Karen Loves Reading
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Twists and surprises along the way. Loved it!” Meanderings and Muses