**´Yet another great Lesley Pearse novel´ Woman Magazine****´Full of love, passion and heartbreak´ Best**Two very different women, one unlikely friendship. In the chaos of war-torn Britain, can any relationship survive? Dead to Me is a story about loyalty, love and the strength of friendship in the face of adversity, from international number one bestselling author Lesley Pearse.Spring 1935. On London´s Hampstead Heath two girls meet by chance: well-mannered and smartly dressed Verity and dishevelled and grubby Ruby. Yet the mismatched pair form an instant friendship strong enough to survive their parent´s disapproval. When war engulfs the country - sending Ruby to Devon while Verity struggles to find a new beginning under a shadow from her past - the girls are convinced they will always be there for each other. Until the day one breaks the other´s heart . . . Can Verity and Ruby find a way back to each other before it´s too late? Praise for Lesley Pearse´Epic romantic drama set in post-war London´ Heat Magazine´A heart-warming and evocative tale that is a real delight to read´ Sun´A narrative that gallops along, this is quintessential Pearse that will delight her army of readers´ Daily Mail´Must have´ Sunday Express´Evocative, compelling, told from the heart´ Sunday Express ´Utterly riveting, brilliant´ Closer´Glorious, heartwarming´ Woman & Home´This gripping tale of war and friendship is perfect for a long day of beach reading.´ Marie Claire.