The Perfect Life
By Emily Barr
Lucy Riddick's mum has been obsessed with Leonard Cohen and Venice for as long as Lucy can remember, and a poster of the Italian city dominated the kitchen of her childhood.
Now Lucy is all grown up, and her boyfriend has just proposed to her. It should be the happiest time of her life. But when a daring cliff rescue attracts the attention of the local newspapers, Lucy dreads what is coming next.
Someone from her past threatens to resurface, and her carefully constructed new life is bound to crumble. So she flees to the one place she hopes will offer shelter: Italy. Once there she discovers that running away does not always take you away from your demons, but can actually bring you closer to them.