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Summary

Maisie Brennan is standing on a podium on the 20th anniversary of the death of her son, trying to find the first breath that will help her start talking to a room full of strangers.

A daunting task at the best of times, but she's also menopausal and one hot flush away from totally losing it. But as Maisie begins her story, she relaxes and, word by word, disappears into her past, back to the day when one mistaken action led to a chain of events that changed her life forever....

©2015 Anna McPartlin (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

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  • Ann D
  • Newcastle, England
  • 05-01-17

Fabulous! Just buy it!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely, it's one of the best!

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This is a real find. It is a beautifully written, warm, moving and satisfying book. All of the characters are richly drawn. I engaged with all of the main characters and and completely believed all of the minor ones. The story totally absorbed me. It is compelling to the last word. As always Aoife McManon's narration was excellent. I don't usually just gush in a book review, but for me this book is faultless. I look forward to more by this author.

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broke my bleedin heart.

an amazing listen. sad, happy, difficult to listen too at times and the end almost broke my heart but would recommend.

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Fabulous!!!

Highly recommended!

This is a wonderful book that builds a thriller over many chapters. The narration is wonderful. There is a beauty about this book in the way it deals with some very sensitive relationship issues extremely well. ( No spoilers) Just get it. A brilliant story.



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Outstanding, moving novel which is hard to put down

This is a beautifully written book about the life of 2 boys and the mother of struggling to be what life conforms to be
Make sure you have tissues near by

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Very average but great narration!

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Thought l was onto a real winner after reading the 5 star comments but it was nothing outstanding. Got a bit bored mid way through with the constant negativity and angst epic struggles.

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Excellent characterisation and a very enjoyable story

I really liked this book. The characters were very human and very good narration. Would definitely recommend.

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Slow burner but stick with it!!

Beautiful story, beautifully told..twists, turns and very likeable characters. Also interesting subject matter, I really enjoyed it.

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Can't stop crying

Well written, well narrated. This book has moved me completely and is perfectly true, loved it

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Amazing

I never write book reviews but just finished this and blown away, amazing narration, amazing story.... I’m crying like a baby!!

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Absolutely brilliant

This theme has been explored in others books but I have to say that none have touched me as this one has. It moved me to tears. Beautifully written and the narration matched the quality of the story!! First time I leave a review!