Deep Secret

Publisher: Penguin

Twins Grace and Madeleine are identical and inseparable. And when tragedy strikes, it seems that even their parents can’t tell them apart.

As personal devastation permeates their isolated village, a more universal catastrophe threatens a way of life unaltered for decades and cracks begin to open up in the close-knit community. Deep bonds are stretched to breaking point and long-concealed secrets are forced to the surface as the twins become a reflection of the society in which they live.

This is a beautiful, sad and compelling story of love, loss, grief, survival and the relentless march of progress. It explores the personal grief of individuals and the wider loss experienced by an isolated community trying to navigate inexorable change. This is a great example of how timeless and powerful storytelling doesn’t necessarily need a fast-paced plot to make it completely captivating.

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