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Let the Light Shine

Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)

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Summary

From Nick Alexander, the number one best-selling author of The Photographer's Wife and The Other Son.

Penny and Victoria are about as different as two siblings can be, one with a smart London lifestyle, the other struggling to make ends meet. But they are joined by more than blood, and their shared tragic past is affecting the present more than they realise.

When events begin to tug at the fabric beneath which dark secrets are hidden, the resulting chaos threatens to tear the two families apart. Could there be aspects of the past that youngest child Penny doesn't remember? Could the truth of Marge be more complex than the beloved mother the girls choose to perceive? And could the true story of that terrible Christmas be the key to understanding Victoria, Marge, and much, much more?

A moving new drama from Nick Alexander, Let the Light Shine is a tale of sisterhood, resilience and hope that will have you hooked to the gripping end.

©2016 Nick Alexander (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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Nick does it again!

As ever, I was captivated by the characters. By the end of the book you want to phone the characters up to see how they are doing.

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Poor narration

The overall story was good, but the narration style was annoying to listen to. There were too many "Penny says" and "Vicki says" for the characters. You could tell which character was speaking and didn't need the extra he said, she said added every single time. It took away from the story and got irritating after hearing it so much.

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Great listen!!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and could not put it down until the end, and then only with regret that it had finished.

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Another classic by NA

I seem to love everything by NA. I’m not sure why. The storytelling and characters seem to draw me in. This book is about a fractured family and a dark secret. It’s about how abuse in the family can perpetuate and cause long lasting damage to people who appear to be successful and holding everything together. It’s a unique perspective and one which I could relate to. I loved the gentle and clever narration too.

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Beautiful and Sensitive

I am a big fan of Nick but this novel is one of his best. I identified with something in each of the main female characters and sympathised with the others.
The reflections in time are definitive but smoothly woven in and the whole book was a shere pleasure.
I was also impressed at the subtle references to current political issues and the accuracy of how the social and health systems work.
Well done Nick, another winner.

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