James Blackwell is sexy and handsome and a fighter pilot - every girl's dream partner. At least that is what Diana Arnold thinks when her brother first introduces them. Before long they are in love and marry hastily just as war is declared. Then fate delivers what is the first of its cruel twists: James, the day of their wedding, is shot down over Northern France and killed. Diana is left not only a widow but pregnant with their child. Ten years later, contentedly remarried, Diana finds herself in the south of France, sitting one morning in a sunny village square. A taxi draws up and she hears the voice of a man speaking English - the unmistakable voice of someone who will set out to torment her and blackmail her and from whom there can be only one means of escape... As the taxi passed her, she saw the silhouette of a man sitting in the back. He was leaning forward, speaking in English to the driver. 'No, not here. I told you, it's much further up. Keep going all the way to the Hotel Negresco.' Diana swayed and gripped the back of the chair. Impossible. James Blackwell is handsome, sexy, with an element of mystery about him, and he's a fighter pilot - every girl's dream. At least that is what Diana Arnold thinks when her brother John first introduces them. They marry in haste, one summer morning in 1940, and Diana is still wearing her wedding dress when her new husband and John are summoned back to base to fly their next, terrifying, mission. Then fate delivers what is the first of its cruel twists: James, that very day, is shot down over northern France. Diana is left a widow - and pregnant with their child. Ten years later, living in the south of France with her new husband and a daughter who will never know her real father, Diana is content, flourishing in the Provencal sunshine. Until one morning, sipping her coffee in the town square, she hears something that makes her blood run cold: the voice of someone who will set out to torment her and blackmail her, and from whom there can be only one means of escape... A captivating love story with intrigue and betrayal at its core, this is the enthralling debut novel from broadcaster, journalist and Book Club champion, Richard Madeley.