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Head of Zeus
The Darling Girls
The Darling Girls by Emma Burstall

Three women, one man, and a tangle of lies.

When the world famous music conductor Leo Bruck dies suddenly, the three women who loved him meet for the first time at his graveside.

Victoria, his partner of twenty years and mother of two of his children; Maddy, mother of Leo's daughter Phoebe; and twenty-four year old Cat. Can these three very different women, whose lives become inextricably bound, break free from the masterful control Leo exerts – even from the grave – once and for all?

THE DARLING GIRLS is a moving story of love, loss, and the prevailing power of female friendship.

Head of Zeus * Romance
01 Oct 2013 * 368pp * £4.49 * 9781781857854
'Fun, funny and fast – a really lovely novel'
Penny Vinzenzi
'I couldn't put it down. I loved this honest, absorbing story. A terrific read'
Lorraine Kelly
'Smart, funny and poignant'
Daily Mirror
'An incredibly moving story of love, loss and friendship'
Emma Burstall
Emma Burstall
Emma Burstall was a national newspaper and magazine journalist before becoming a full-time author. Tremarnock, the first novel in her series set in a delightful Cornish village, was published in 2015 and became a top-ten bestseller. Emma is based in London, and visits her family in Rockaway Beach every summer. Find her online at, or on Twitter @EmmaBurstall.
ALSO BY Emma Burstall
Christmas at the Cornish Guest House
Tremarnock Summer
A Cornish Secret
The Girl Who Came Home to Cornwall