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Rosie Goodwin's dramatic addition to Catherine Cookson's series.
Each and every generation of the Mallen family has been beset by unhappiness and tragedy - it is said that they are cursed by the dramatic white streak in their jet-black hair. Now, the horror of World War One has finally come to an end and, as with so many other families, the Mallen family has been devastated by loss, injury, and memories that are almost too terrible to bear. But even as they struggle to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of war, secrets and lies from generations past will come to light - causing destruction of a different kind...
Rosie Goodwin has worked in social services for many years. She has children, and lives near Nuneaton with her husband, Trevor, and their four dogs.