Fionnuala Kearney


When Jess’s daughter, Anna, is reported lost in an avalanche, everything changes.


Left to explain her mother’s absence to Anna’s five-year-old daughter, Rose, Jess isn’t yet ready to admit to herself that her daughter might not be coming back. But Anna’s disappearance dredges up some life changing questions: Jess must uncover her daughter’s secret life – and unearth a secret that changes her world irrevocably.


The day I lost you was the day I discovered your secret life.


The day I lost you was the day you tore our family apart.


The perfect emotional and absorbing story for fans of Jojo Moyes and David Nicholls.


Contemporary Fiction

UK Publication

HarperCollins, February 2016

US Publication

On offer

Rights Sales

English Language: HarperCollins/ HarperFiction
Czech: Euromedia
French: City Editions
German: Berlin Verlag
Norwegian: Gyldendal Norsk Forlag
Polish: Illuminatio
Slovak: Ikar