This is a mini-sequel to The Other Son, a little gift for all those listeners who have been begging to know what happens next. Alice has been lying to herself for years, holding fast to the belief that the needs of her family far outweigh her own. But her outwardly successful marriage hides dark secrets, and for much of her life, the children were the only reason she stuck around.
These days, though her successful banker son lives nearby, his young wife seems to do everything she can to keep Alice at bay. As for Alice's other son, he has always been something of a stranger and has been traveling for so long that Alice isn't even sure what continent he is on anymore. Alice can't help but wonder if the effort she expends presenting a united front to the outside world is actually helping anyone and what would happen if she suddenly stopped pretending.
Could life, like the novels she devours, hold surprises in its closing chapters? And if she did shake everything up by admitting the truth about her marriage, would anyone be on her side? Has the time finally come for Alice to put her own needs first? For the first time in years, her heart is racing. Can Alice really change her life? Dare she even imagine such a thing?
©2016 Nick Alexander (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
I love audiobooks and will listen to a book whilst gardening or doing things around the house.
This is a short, 'free' Christmas bonus. It is only really suitable if you have heard the original story, but it was a great addition to the story.
Retired Psychologist Love reading/audiobooks, travelling, animals Favourite saying The fact that you believe something does not make it true
This is a pleasent little sequal to the orginal book The Other Son. It's very sort and not to be read/listened to as a stand alone.
"Okay for a Christmas Bonus!"
This book was just okay. It was free or a Christmas Bonus. Just enough to get you interested and then it was over.
"A lovely heartfelt story"
I didn't realize that this was a sequel before starting it, none-the-less I really enjoyed it.
Even though it's quite short, it is wonderfully executed. You can't help but love all of the characters. I found their multigenerational stories and experiences endearing and heartbreaking.
Imogen Church was a brilliant narrator. She was perfectly cast. Will definitely seek out more items narrated by her.
Just lovely! Light and funny! A must for the holidays! You have to read, or listen, in this case, to the first book The Other Son in order to enjoy this one. I highly recommend both! What a wonderful short story for Christmas!
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