A warm, witty and wise novel about the unexpected twists that later life can bring, from the hugely popular author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Tulip Fever. 'Nobody in the world knows our secret ...that I've ruined Bev's life, and she's ruined mine.' 'Nobody in the world knows our secret ...that I've ruined Bev's life, and she's ruined mine.' But just as Petra is beginning to relax into her happy ever after, she finds herself catapulted to West Africa, and to Bev, her best friend who she's been betraying so spectacularly. Meanwhile, on opposite sides of the world, two other women are also struggling with the weight of betrayal: Texan Lorrie is about to embark on the biggest deception of her life, and in China, Li-Jing is trying to understand exactly what it is her husband does on his West African business trips ...It turns out that no matter where you are in the world, everyone has something to hide. Can Bev - can anyone - be trusted?