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An Unknown Woman

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Fire destroyed her present. Secrets destroyed her past.

"An intensely human story that feels ripped from the pages of someone's personal diary." - The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews

Writing Magazine's Self-Published Book of the Year 2016

Look in the mirror and ask yourself a question. Who are you? Do you know the answer?

Anita stands in the middle of the road watching her home and everything inside it burn to the ground. Fifteen years of memories go up in smoke. She and Ed are left with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. Before Anita can come to terms with the magnitude of her loss, hairline cracks begin to appear in her perfect relationship. Then, returning to her childhood home in search of comfort, she stumbles upon the secret her mother has kept hidden, a taboo so unspeakable it can only be written down.

The reflection in the mirror may look the same. Why then does it feel as if everything has changed? Anita thought she knew who she was. But not any more. Because when your life goes up in smoke, you can never go home.

Authentic and heartbreaking, this intoxicating new novel by award-winner Jane Davis is an exploration of identity, not as a fixed point, but as something fragile, shape-shifting and transient.

Praise for An Unknown Woman'Few writers are so adept at capturing their characters' emotions.' - Book Viral

'Simple, elegant and stunning' - Peter Snell, Bookseller

'Davis reminds us that families often have secrets at their hearts: ticking time bombs just waiting for a stray spark to ignite them into a firestorm. She reminds us that childhood never really loses its grip on our lives and loss changes us in ways that we can never really anticipate.' - Paul Murphy

'Jane Davis is not just good; she's phenomenally good. An Unknown Woman is gutsy, powerful and honest in the best tradition of fiction. A book worth savoring.' - Debra Hewitt

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Paperback Editions

August 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: An Unknown Woman
Author(s): Jane Davis
ISBN: 0-9932776-4-0 / 978-0-9932776-4-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Rossdale Print Productions
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March 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: An Unknown Woman
Author(s): Jane Davis
ISBN: 1-5085-7882-6 / 978-1-5085-7882-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

March 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: An Unknown Woman
Author(s): Jane Davis
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