Helen Warner's latest novel, The Story of Our Lives, is about four friends, twenty years and one powerful secret. The synopsis says: "There are certain dates on which you'll always remember where you were... The day Princess Diana died. 9/11. The London 2012 opening ceremony.
The same is true for Sophie, Emily, Amy and Melissa who have been best friends since they met twenty years ago. As history has moved on around them, they have seen each other through everything. From Sophie's secret fear that she doesn't actually want to be a mother despite having two kids, to Amy's perfect-on-the-outside-abusive-on-the inside marriage to Melissa's spiralling alcoholism and Emily's single motherhood.
But could a lie that spans just as long tear them apart?" The Story of Our Lives is out in February 2018.