A number-one best-seller from one of Britain's most popular novelists, Sheer Abandon
is an all-consuming story revolving around the consequences of a desperate act.
Martha, Clio, and Jocasta meet by chance at Heathrow airport in 1985 as they are starting off on separate backpacking adventures, and they decide to spend the first few days of their trips together in Thailand. When they go their separate ways, they vow to get together in London the following year. One of them, however, harbors a terrible secret: on her return from her pre-college excursion, she abandoned her just-born daughter at Heathrow.
Clio has fulfilled her ambition of becoming a doctor, only to find herself trapped in a marriage to an arrogant surgeon. Martha is a highly paid corporate lawyer, just embarking on a political career. Jocasta is a tabloid newspaper reporter with an infallible instinct for the big story. The infant abandoned at Heathrow has grown up under the loving care of her adoptive family. Now a beautiful teenager named Kate, she sets out to find her birth mother: a quest that unexpectedly brings the women together and exposes the secret buried so many years before.
©2007 Penny Vincenzi; (P)2007 Books on Tape