'Wow, what a corker of a novel... exactly the sort of novel that creeps into your life and you don't want to put down... will keep you turning the pages, anxiously, excitedly and soon to reach a thrilling conclusion.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars A new home can be a happy ending. Or a fresh start. Or a hiding place... Of all the emotions single mother Kate Jones feels as she walks into her brand new house on Parkview Road, hope is the most unexpected. She has changed her name and her daughter's, and moved across the country to escape the single mistake that destroyed their lives. Kate isn't the only woman on the street starting afresh. Warm, whirlwind Gisela with her busy life and confident children, and sharp, composed Sally , with her spontaneous marriage and high-flying career, are the first new friends Kate has allowed herself in years. While she can't help but envy their seemingly perfect lives, their friendship might help her leave her guilt behind. Until one day, everything changes. Kate is called to the scene of a devastating car accident, the consequences of which will test everything the women thought they knew about each other, and themselves. Can Kate stop her own secrets from unravelling, or was her hope for a new life in vain? From the bestselling author of The Silent Wife , The Woman I Was Before is a book about the things we hide from those closest to us - and the terrible consequences that keeping those secrets can have. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Liane Moriarty and Diane Chamberlain.