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Summary

'I've come about the bodies. I know who they are.'

Just before D-Day in 1944, on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, an elderly woman walks into a police station. She has information, she says, about human remains recently discovered nearby. The bodies could have stayed buried for ever - like the pain and passion that put them there. But Mary Holmes is finally ready to tell the truth.

The young constable sent to take her statement is still suffering from the injuries that ended his army career. As he tries to make sense of her tale, William finds himself increasingly distracted. Mary's confession forces his own violent memories to the surface - betrayals and regrets as badly healed as his war wounds. Over six days, as pressure builds for the final push in Europe, two lives reveal their secrets.

Should You Ask Me is a captivating story about people at their worst and best: raw, rich and utterly compelling.

©2017 Marianne Kavanagh (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Well crafted story with a good pace. Acutely observed characters, grounded in time and place, kept me listening past bedtime.
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Excellent story

One small criticism is that the voice of William was so quiet I could barely make out what he was saying, while Mary’s voice was loud enough to hear her perfectly well.