Josephine Cox's classic novels get straight to the heart and heartbreak of family drama.
THE BEACHCOMBERIn the summer of 1952, two lonely people arrive in the pretty seaside hamlet of West Bay. Tom Arnold has abandoned all his possessions and walked away from a highly paid job. A year ago, the car he was driving with his family was deliberately run off the road high above the cliffs. He was the only survivor. The driver was never found.
Kathy Wilson has tried to cling on to her zest for life through times of pain and loneliness. Recovering from her divorce, she seeks comfort in the arms of other men. But a shocking, revealing row with her mother is the final straw, and when she inherits a rundown house in West Bay, she flees to Dorset.
For both Tom and Kathy, it seems there is a light at the end of the tunnel. But a brutal killer is still on the loose, and suddenly West Bay is no longer the peaceful place it seemed…
LOVERS AND LIARSIn the sleepy Lancashire village of Salmesbury, childhood sweethearts Emily and John are secretly planning a life together when they are cruelly forced apart.
Already abandoned by her father, and unhappy at home, Emily is heartbroken when John leaves the village. Her life takes a devastating turn for the worse when she gives birth to a child.
Many miles away, John is trying to forget Emily and forge a new life.
When it looks as though history is about to repeat itself, Emily must put the past – and John – behind her and safeguard her daughter. But can she really forget him?
LIVE THE DREAMLuke Hammond: handsome, rich, charismatic, cursed by private tragedy. Amy Atkinson: humble and kind with a good – but wounded – heart. When they meet by chance, a spark of love takes hold of their hearts.
But neither are sure that they can dare to love again. Amy is torn between her head and her heart, but her sense of honour is paramount – and when she discovers his true identity, she is thrown into even greater turmoil.