The next gloriously uplifting, escapist, historical read from ‘the queen of the contemporary Cornish novel’ (Guardian)As one of the Navy’s most skilled mapmakers, Merry knows the very lives of men far away depend on her work in the War Office.But when a family crisis draws her back to her beloved Cornwall, Merry finds herself working alongside an enigmatic American officer on secret operations spanning the rugged coasts of Cornwall and Brittany which she knows so well.But not everything is as clear as the maps she draws. As rumours and suspicion swirl around her family, Merry is increasingly drawn to Jake, despite the defences she’s built around her heart. It’s a dangerous time to fall in love when there is everything to lose as the tides of war are rising…The award-winning author Liz Fenwick returns with a glorious, sweeping novel full of intrigue and passion.Praise for The Secret Shore:’The Secret Shore is such a wonderful, evocative novel, brimful of atmosphere and tension, with an unforgettable heroine at its heart. With her meticulous research and brilliant storytelling, Liz Fenwick has once again swept me away. What a treat!’ Jenny Ashcroft’A beautifully researched, romantic read full of mystery and atmosphere, I loved it’ Deborah Carr’Liz Fenwick has created a stirring tale of intrigue, passion and espionage, set in a corner of Cornwall she knows intimately, against the backdrop of WWII. The compelling and unusual love story at its heart … will sweep you away on dangerous tides’ Jane Johnson’A gorgeous, sweeping novel, impeccably researched and threaded with mystery and romance’ Amanda Geard’This page-turning novel of ambition, love and duty in wartime Cornwall is arguably Liz Fenwick’s best book to date. Merry is a wonderful narrator, a fascinating and complex woman having to find her way in a man’s world. It’s beautifully researched and the life and landscape of the secret part of Cornwall around the Helford river gloriously evoked. What a pleasure to read!’ Rachel Hore.