Outsiders sometimes see things other don't . . . and that can be dangerous. A pair of emerald green and gold parrots have been disturbing the peace of Katherine Tennison's London garden for some time when a further disruption arrives at her door, in the form of dazzlingly beautiful Italian siblings Antonella and Matteo Fullardi. Children of Katherine's old school friend Ann, who married an Italian leather-goods heir, the pair are now all grown up. Very rich, and very troubled, they prove a catalyst for a whole series of events which reveal the Tennisons' quiet family life to be less perfect than it initially seems . . ."
ALEXANDRA SHULMANhas edited British "Vogue "since 1992. She is a contributor to" The Times, Daily Mail, Guardian" and "Daily Telegraph "and lives in London. This is her second novel; her first, " Can We Still Be Friends, " was published by Fig Tree in 2012."