‘I’ve come about the bodies. I know who they are.’
Just before D-Day in 1944, on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, an elderly woman walks into a police station. She has information, she says, about human remains recently discovered nearby.
The young constable sent to take Mary Holmes’s statement is still suffering from the injuries that ended his army career. As he tries to make sense of her tale, William finds himself increasingly distracted. Mary’s confession forces his own violent memories to the surface – betrayals and regrets as badly healed as his war wounds.
Over six days, as pressure builds for the final push in Europe, two lives reveal their secrets.
SHOULD YOU ASK ME is a captivating story about people at their worst and best: raw, rich, and utterly compelling.
Published by Hodder & Stoughton on 18 May