Win copies of The Lost Girl for your reading group

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Are you looking for the next gripping and mesmerising read for your book group?

Michael Joseph are giving away sets of ten copies of Carol Drinkwater’s brilliant new novel The Lost Girl to ten very lucky reading groups. This is a heartrending story of loss and enduring love set between the night of the Paris terror attacks and post-war Provence.

For the chance to win a set for your group, simply email before 5pm on Thursday 20th July 2017. It would be great if you can also tell us about your reading group, why you would love to get your hands on a copy, and if you would be happy to review this title for us.

About the book:

“A story to savour, complete with wonderful settings stretching from Paris to the glorious countryside of southern France” Dinah Jefferies, Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of The Tea Planter’s Wife

A missing daughter. A desperate mother. A night that changes everything…

After four years of agonizing uncertainty, Kurtiz Ross receives word that her missing daughter has been sighted. Desperate for a reunion with Lizzie, she and her estranged husband Oliver make the journey from London to Paris.

Their nightmare seems to be coming to an end – until Paris is torn apart by a terrorist attack. As the tragedy unfurls over an endless night Kurtiz finds kindness in an unlikely stranger, whose past holds the key to her future.

Closing date: 20th July


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