Dr. Ruth Hartland rises to difficult tasks. She is the Director of a highly respected trauma therapy unit. Confident, capable and predominantly in control. But today, in the run up to her son Tom's birthday, one question preoccupies her: where did Tom go when he disappeared?
When her last patient of the day - a young man suffering from PTSD - arrives at the unit, Ruth is floored. With his golden curls and Dr Martens, Dan Griffin looks shockingly like her missing son.
Ruth knows exactly what she should do in the best interests of both herself and her client. The thing is, she doesn't do it.
Bev Thomas worked as a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS for many years. In her current role as an Organisational Consultant, she works as an associate at the Tavistock and Portman Trust and supports staff teams and leaders in a variety of organisations. She lives in London with her husband and 2 children. Her upcoming novel A Good Enough Mother is her debut.