A promise made in haste. A search for lost memories. Three lives changed forever.
Early one morning, Isabel and her eleven-year-old daughter River are walking across Regent’s Park when they come across a distraught-looking man sitting on a bench. They ask him if he’s OK, but he doesn’t know the answer – in fact, he doesn’t even know his name.
Urged on by her daughter, Isabel takes the man to hospital. But when the tests show there’s nothing physically wrong with him, and yet he still can’t remember who he is, she realises she can’t walk away. With no ID on him, she will have to call the authorities but there’s a look of fear in the man’s eyes. Isabel begins to worry about what he might be hiding about his past. But she also made a promise to River that they would help this man. Can they trust him? What sort of trauma could have caused him to forget his own name? And how far is Isabel prepared to go to keep her word to her only child?
"Loved this - a compassionate and very timely book about how we treat each other." Eva Woods, bestselling author of How To Be Happy
"Touching and poignant, I really enjoyed this and found it hard to put down." Cathy Hopkins, bestselling author of The Kicking the Bucket List
"Original, poignant and heart-warming." Sadie Pearse, author of This Child of Ours
"A fresh, moving and ultimately uplifting story with a wonderfully drawn cast of characters who stayed with me long after I’d finished reading." Mike Gayle, bestselling author of The Man I Think I Know