Until Cassia Fallon inherits a fortune from her godmother, hers is a life half lived. Having graduated from one of England's finest medical schools, the nearest she has come to practicing medicine has been as an unpaid secretary to her doctor husband, Edward.
Lisa Kallisto is the not-so-perfect model of the modern woman. During an impossibly hectic week, Lisa takes her eye off the ball for a moment and her world descends into a living nightmare. Not only is her best friend's thirteen-year-old daughter missing, but it's Lisa's fault. To make matters worse, Lucinda is the second teenage girl to disappear within the past two weeks. The first one turned up stripped bare and abandoned on the main street after a horrible ordeal. Wracked with guilt over her mistake, and after having been publicly blamed by Lucinda's family, Lisa sets out to right the wrong.
"Could this have been me?"
This is a story from the Famous People in History II collection.
Here are the remarkable life stories of nine famous people who have left their mark upon the world: Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, George Washington, Ludwig van Beethoven, Louis Pasteur, Marie Curie, and Mahatma Gandhi.
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"great accounts of success"
What if your best friend’s child disappears? On your watch? What would you do? This is exactly what happens to Lisa Kallisto one freezing December in the English Lakes. Her whole world descends into the stuff of nightmares. Because, not only is 13-year-old Lucinda missing, and not only is it all Lisa’s fault, but she’s the second teenage girl to disappear within a fortnight. And the first one turned up stripped bare, after suffering from a terrifying ordeal. Wracked with guilt over her mistake, and after being publicly blamed by Lucinda’s family, Lisa sets out to right the wrong.
Tom and Octavia Fleming have the perfect power marriage. Attractive, rich and successful, theirs appears to be a gilded life. But appearances can be deceptive. When Octavia discovers Tom is having an affair, she is devastated. But the fallout from her husband's infidelity is far greater than she could have imagined. It seems nothing in the Flemings' charmed circle can escape the damage: to their children, their friends, even their precious careers.
When Francesca married millionaire Bard Channing, she knew that he was arrogant and demanding - that was part of the attraction. She knew that taking on the children from his previous marriages wouldn't be easy. Nor would coming second to his business. But it didn't matter, she told herself, because above all she knew that she would do anything for him. Or, at least, she thought she would.