When Alice arrives on campus amidst the ancient splendour of Cambridge University, she thinks she's found her wonderland.
Then one night something happens - one inexplicable act ruins everything and she finds herself alone.
Alice will not admit defeat; having practically raised her two brothers single-handedly, she is good at being strong. Too good.
But Soon her dark secret becomes too much and the cracks begin to show. Her weekly meetings with Flo, the stranger on the bench, become her lifeline. And try as she might to bury the dark truth of that awful night, she begins to realise that some things have to be faced up to.
It's time for Alice to look at her broken reflection and start to put the pieces back together...
Ruth Gilligan was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland and is now studying English at Cambridge University. Her first novel Forget topped the bestseller charts in 2006 in Ireland, while her second Somewhere In Between, also enjoyed great success on the bestseller's list, leading her to be hailed as 'Ireland's newest publishing sensation'. She starred in Ireland's national soap opera Fair City for a number of years, and also writes pieces for the Irish Times, the Sunday Times Style Magazine, plus she her own weekly column in The Irish Independent Saturday Magazine.