'Do you ever wonder if you've lived the life you were meant to?' I ask her.
She sighs and dips her head. 'Even if I do, what difference will it make?'
In 1988 two girls with identical names and the same love of ballet meet for the first time. They seem destined to be best friends forever and to become professional dancers. Years later, however, they have both been dealt so many cruel and unexpected blows that they walk away from each other into very different futures - one enters a convent, the other becomes a minor celebrity.
Will these new 'invisible' lives be the ones they were meant to live, or will they find that kind of salvation only when they are reunited 20 years later?
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My first with this novelist. Good, and quite involving, but a bit longer than it needed to be.
I don't review much, but want to because the narrators set my teeth on edge. Staccato delivery that added noting, odd pauses and emphases, little sucks of breath and unnecessary squeaks and whines. I'm making a note because I certainly don't want them to force me to give up on a decent yarn.
I admire the work of this Dorothy Koomson and have downloaded the majority of her books available on Audible. Her characters are always interesting and engaging and the storylines have unanticipated twists and turns. This book is no different and, in my opinion, it is her best.. Brilliant premise and I love the device of the delivering the story using changing timelines. I very much look forward to the next book by this author.
This story is brilliant. The last few from her have been a bit blah but she's back on form! I couldn't stop listening to this. Performances were really good too.
Retired Psychologist Love reading/audiobooks, travelling, animals Favourite saying The fact that you believe something does not make it true
The narration was perfect.
This is beautifully written and compelling, with richly drawn characters that are easy to care about. It is filled with human distress, but there is believable justice there too. A warm blanket of a book.
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