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Summary

I am Sofia. I am searching for my daughter, born 1st November 1972. Can you help me?

On the beautiful beaches of Crete, an old woman is handing out scraps of paper. Sofia, 85 years old, unable to speak, is desperate to find a daughter she has never known. After a tragic childhood in Athens and a soaring career as a singer, the brutal treatment of the man she loved by a tyrannical regime forced her to give up her daughter mere days after her birth. Now she longs to be reunited with her child before it's too late.

Meanwhile in London, Zoe is searching, too. In the two years since the disappearance of her teenage daughter, Zoe's life has crumbled apart. Her husband has left her, her son feels forgotten and every day is a struggle. But Zoe is desperate to track her daughter down, even if she doesn't want to be found....

©2020 Patricia Wilson (P)2020 Bonnier Books UK

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Powerful, interesting and gripping

This book was free with audible plus. Different to my usual reads but totally enjoyed the story and listened to it all in two days!
Definitely well worth listening to. I did google the history of Greece to find out more about the time the story is set.
If you’re looking for a book to stir you deeply, to challenge you and to renew your appreciation of your life, this novel is the one. Don’t forget your tissues!

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Another fabulous book

I was so pleased to be in isolation and just spend my time total engrossed in another of Patricia Wilson’s books. Lost in the history, romance and longing for a happy ending and this covers all.
I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did.

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A lovely, easy listen

A really enjoyable listen! Easy, but certainly not boring!
Emotive and relatable (in some aspects), I would highly recommend this book for a ‘pallet cleanse’, a good smile and an all round good time!

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Informative, emotional, exciting

A great read. I learnt a lot about modern Greek history whilst enjoying a great story crossing several generations

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Well worth reading, I fully recommend it.

This is a compelling read that l had difficulty putting down. The story is fascinating but heartbreaking at times so you’ll need tissues nearby.

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sound issus

I couldn't get far with this one. the sound wax inconsistent...one second loud, another soft which meant I had to keep playing with volume settings. that was irritating so I gave up.

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Brilliant

Brilliant! Well researched, well written, superbly narrated. What a find..and free too. Highly recommended

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Promising at the start and then went down hill

I couldn't make it to the end. The book jumps all over the place and the story is boring.

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Pretty dreary

Quite well narrated and the story was interesting from an historical viewpoint but I was very irritated by both Megan and Zoe and completely depressed by Sofia’s story. It was an Audible plus book otherwise it would have gone back.

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Totally not what I was expecting.

Very good story well told and narrated. I was expecting a lighthearted romance. I was pleasantly surprised that it was not.