A wonderful sweeping tale that totally captivated me and had me on the edge of my seat, clutching my hanky. The story is bold and powerful, filled with emotion, tension and vivid characters in a setting that is rich in historical detail. Gill Paul deepens our understanding of the traumatic events in early 20th century Russia with her impressive research and imaginative insight into the period and the Romanov family. And the love story? Intense and passionate, it will grip your heart. I loved it -- Kate Furnivall Fascinating! Gill captures this family and this period of history so vividly. Such a wonderful book -- Hazel Gaynor I devoured The Lost Daughter in two days. I adored it. Gill Paul makes complex history so accessible. So real. And I'm fascinated by that time period. She weaves an addictive plot while having real characters. As usual, she made me cry. It is one of my favourite of Gill's novels. It was truly exceptional -- Louise Beech Another brilliant read from Gill Paul. Two gripping stories entwine and kept me captivated till the last page. Kept me looking forward to getting back to it each evening -- Tracy Rees I'm always so impressed by the depth of Gill Paul's knowledge of the periods she chooses to write about. With The Lost Daughter, she has returned to the tragic Romanovs, creating another fascinating story that asks the haunting question: 'what if one of them escaped?' A pleasure to dive into -- Kate Riordan
Gill Paul is a Scottish-born, London-based writer of historical fiction and non-fiction. Her novels include the USA Today bestseller The Secret Wife, Women and Children First, which was shortlisted for an RNA Award, The Affair and No Place for a Lady, which was shortlisted for a Love Stories Award. Her non-fiction includes A History of Medicine in 50 Objects, World War I Love Stories and Royal Love Stories. Gill's expertise is often called upon for talks on historical subjects, including the sinking of the Titanic. She lives in London, where, as well as writing full-time, she enjoys swimming year-round in an outdoor pond.