1973, and New Yorker Faith Anderson arrives in England, alone and heavily pregnant. Faith hopes to make a new life for herself and provide a future filled with opportunity for her unborn son. 2003 and Dan has grown distant from his mother, and is a disappointment to himself. Unable to kick-start the stalled nature of his existence, Dan spends his days working in a run-down bookshop, setting the world to rights with his colleague Fiona. At weekends he is often found alone in nightclubs, surrounded by people and life but unable to make a connection with anything he deems important. It takes the arrival of a mysterious and enigmatic stranger to rip Dan from his lethargy; but who is this man and what is his agenda? As truths are dragged into the light and secrets revealed, lives are changed forever. And both Dan and Faith recognise there can be no future without embracing the lessons of the past.
Elizabeth Macbain was born in London and now lives in Derbyshire with her husband and son. She has had a variety of jobs to date, but writing has always been her true passion. Despite fierce competition, Elizabeth recently won the Urbane Publications competition prize of a publishing contract, and ‘The Heart Ladder’ will be Elizabeth’s debut novel. She is now writing furiously and the novel will publish in early 2016.