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Helen Walsh’s THE LEMON GROVE is a tense, sensuous story of a marriage ripped apart by desire and obsession, set in the Mallorcan summer holiday resort of Deia. Perfect for readers who loved APPLE TREE YARD, it is soon to be a major film.

Each summer, Jenn and her husband Greg return to Deia, on Mallorca’s dramatic west coast. This year the arrival of Emma, Jenn’s stepdaughter, and her new boyfriend Nathan threatens to upset their equilibrium. Beautiful and reckless, Nathan stirs something unexpected in Jenn. As she is increasingly seduced by Nathan’s youth and the promise of passion, the line between desire and obsession begins to blur. What follows is a highly-charged liaison that puts lives and relationships in jeopardy. For Jenn, after this summer, nothing can ever be the same.


A gripping, sexy summer read
Jenny Colgan
A slinky, sultry, seductress of a novel...tense, poignant and honest
Lori Lansens, author of <i>The Girls</i>
'This year's Beautiful Ruins'
A steamy study of transgressive passion
Sunday Express
Should be at the top of your summer reading list
Sensuous and sexy, with a nail-biting sense of trepidation... Unputdownable
Marie Claire
Extraordinarily, electrifyingly good
Lisa Jewell
A richly sensual story of forbidden lust... taut and lyrical; steamy, tender and full of insight
Walsh may have pulled off her riskiest project yet. Good for her
The Sunday Times
Sultry, sexy, intense
This year's summer must read