In a Single Moment

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It’s the hottest day of the 1976 heatwave and there’s not a breath of fresh air in the labour ward at Lincoln County Hospital. Michelle is having her fourth child, a girl, while beloved husband Dean is sipping a cold pint in the pub. Their little house is already bursting at the seams, but Michelle is sure they’ll find a way to stretch their budget and continue life as a blissfully chaotic happy family. They name their new baby Donna.

In the next bed, exhausted and wearing a perfectly impractical lace-trimmed white nightgown, Sylvie has just given birth to her first child at forty and wants to sleep, while her oblivious husband Jeremy hovers and suggests he sketch this ‘perfect moment’. The midwife thinks she’ll feel more like bonding with her baby when she’s had some rest, but Sylvie isn’t so sure. She and Jeremy call their daughter Leonora.

When the two little girls are taken to their respective homes, the date of their birth seems to be the only thing to connect them. But one day, years in the future, their paths will cross again when Michelle comes looking for Sylvie―because something happened that blistering hot day, something they both deserve answers to…

In a Single Moment
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Available in: Paperback, ebook, audiobook
ISBN: 1542034566

An Unwanted Inheritance

 Published December 2022An Unwanted Inheritance | Imogen Clark | Million Selling Author

When their father dies unexpectedly, siblings Max, Ellie and Nathan can’t even contemplate emptying his house—not least because he spent his last decade curating what feels like a museum to his polished public image. So it is Max’s wife, Caroline, who finds the suitcase under a bed…A suitcase stuffed full of an awful lot of cash.

The source of the money is a mystery to them all, and each has a strong opinion about what to do with it. Ellie and her husband James have an expensive lifestyle to maintain and could do with their share of the windfall—James in particular, for reasons he doesn’t dare reveal. Nathan can’t be trusted with money, as the others all know; he’s desperate to get his hands on some (or all) of the cash. But Caroline is the one guarding the suitcase, and she’s insisting to Max that they take it to the police.

The three siblings have always been close. But now, with this money from nowhere threatening to rewrite what they thought they knew about their father and their family, nothing seems certain. Could it really tear them apart?

An Unwanted Inheritance
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Available in: Paperback, ebook, audiobook
ISBN: 1542032857

Impossible to Forget

Published February 2022

Just turned eighteen, Romany is on the cusp of taking her first steps into adulthood when tragedy strikes, and she finds herself suddenly alone without her mother, Angie, the only parent she has ever known. In her final letter, Angie has charged her four closest friends with guiding Romany through her last year of school—but is there an ulterior motive to her unusual dying wish?

Each of the four guardians possesses an outlook on life that Angie wants to give her daughter as a legacy. Three of them have known each other since university: the eternally nomadic and exotically named Tiger; the shy and practical Leon with his untapped musical genius; and Maggie, a brilliant lawyer who doesn’t know her own abilities. But the fourth guardian is a mystery to the others: they’ve never even heard of former model Hope before…

As the guardians reflect on their friendship with Angie, it becomes apparent that this unusual arrangement is as much about them as it is about Romany. Navigating their grief individually and as a group, what will all five of them learn about themselves, their pasts—and the woman who’s brought them all together?

Impossible to Forget
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Available in: Paperback, ebook, audiobook
ISBN: 9781542021180

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Quotes about Previous books

“Connected by loss, a friendship blooms across the generations in this compassionate and nuanced story of endings and new beginnings.”
Fiona Valpy, bestselling author of The Skylark’s Secret

“Imogen Clark is a master at creating flawed, real, loveable characters and exploring their emotions. This novel cleverly weaves together the past and present, and will leave you thinking about the story long after you finish the final page.”
Soraya M. Lane, bestselling author of Wives of War and The Last Correspondent

“This is a wonderful novel about the secrets we keep from the ones we love the most. Imogen Clark has a real talent for shining a light on the idiosyncrasies of family life and revealing past traumas, present hurts, and future hopes.”
Victoria Connelly, author of The Rose Girls and Love in an English Garden

The Last Piece is a beautifully crafted, insightful tale about family and the cracks below the surface of seemingly perfect lives. Clark’s characters, with their various secrets and flaws, leap off the page. A most enjoyable and riveting read.”
S.D. Robertson, author of My Sister’s Lies and Time to Say Goodbye

“I couldn’t resist going on this journey with the Nightingale family. With emotion on every page and mystery swirling around each character, The Last Piece explores how the past can be as unpredictable as the future. I raced through this life-affirming book, which left me buoyed with the promise of second chances.”
Jo Furniss, author of The Last to Know

“Once again…Imogen Clark urges readers to turn the pages as the delightfully pleasant façade of her characters’ lives begins to crack when the mysteries of the past come to call. Both soothing and riveting, Where The Story Starts asks: What if your greatest secret is the one you don’t even know exists?”
Amber Cowie, author of Rapid Falls and Raven Lane

In the Press

Cosmopolitan Best Book of the Month

”A quiet, finely observed portrait of sibling rivalries.”
Heat Magazine (4 stars)

“An enthralling tale.”
My Weekly

“A compelling drama to snuggle up with on a warm night.” Woman’s Weekly

“A great portrait of family life and interaction.”
People’s Friend (5 stars)

“A brilliant read with a plot destined to keep readers guessing…”
Bradford Telegraph & Argus

“Warm and emotionally complex…A family drama that’s hard to disentangle yourself from.”
Nick Alexander, bestselling author of Things We Never Said