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Summary

For a decade, Hannah’s life has been pretty close to perfect - she has a great job, she’s married to Mark, and her child-free existence means she’s free as a bird. The only sadness in her life is a fall-out with her sister Diane, who hasn’t spoken to her in over 10 years. But now Diane is on her doorstep - and this time, she’s got her teenage daughter, Mia, in tow. 

When Diane asks if Mia can stay with Hannah and Mark for a few days, Hannah is glad of the chance to get to know her niece. But as the days turn into weeks and Diane doesn’t return, Hannah begins to worry. Why hasn’t her sister been in touch? 

Diane is carrying a devastating secret that will destroy Hannah’s carefully constructed life. But how much is she willing to reveal - and when will she pick her moment? 

An emotional story that delves into the true meaning of family, sisterhood and secrets. Perfect for fans of Kerry Fisher and Adele Parks.

©2019 S.D. Robertson (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"A heartbreaking tale." (The Sun)

"Exceptionally beautiful." (Miranda Dickinson)

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Heartbreaking

Sometimes a book catches your eye like this one did for me, but I didn’t realise how much it would unfold or become a real life experience. After recently grieving the loss of a family member to suicide it brought back some real emotional connections. Then, again other similarly events unfolded with another loss to cancer. This book is so beautifully written, tenderly tells the story of a Mother’s unconditional love along with the reassuring message that where there is love healing can start. Thank you so much for helping me heal my grief x

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This is a good story, but rather dragged-out. It would have benefited from tighter editing.

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Disappointing

Some reviews had said this was a moving story with a twist, unfortunately I found it very drawn out, characters with little personality and a heroine that I got tired of always being good and doing the right thing. Maybe I just prefer faster moving stories with more going on

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  • BaronR
  • 27-07-19

waste of time

What a waste of time! A very predictable and thin story line. Even the sentences were predictable. In contrast, the narration was good.

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  • Avid Reader Girl
  • 19-07-19

A bit long-winded

tThere are parts of this story that were very drawn-out. I thought it could be summarized and half the length. Sorry, I just didn't really enjoy the Journey.

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  • Christine L
  • 11-06-20

Wait, what?

The beginning starts fantastic and has you hanging on every word. By the middle, I could have quit the book and been just fine to never know what happened. It lost me after a few chapters. I did hang on until the end and ended up thinking I should have quit midway. It took such crazy twists and turns that I was in disbelief because I have four sisters and this is kind of an unthinkable ending. If crazy, unbelievable fiction is your cup of tea, by all means, read this one!

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  • Cindy Meyer Lady of the Loch
  • 07-03-20

Excellent Story and Excellently Written

This is an excellent novel with suspicion and suspense. An excellent look at how we are shaped by those we love.

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  • Theresa lopez
  • 27-11-20

boring

wow this was so boring. I highly don't recommend. the characters were so one dementional. there were these therapy transcripts through out that were sooo cringey. the overall story line was good. I feel this story could be rewritten and be a million times better if they cut out all the uselless repetive thoughts and stories. I really can't put into words how awfully dull and boring this was. don't waste your time

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  • Bonny
  • 05-11-20

A Great Read

I enjoyed listening to this book, although a little hard to follow in the beginning. The author skips around in time quite a bit, so very important to pay attention. Kept my interest. I wanted to keep listening.

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  • Iris McKinney
  • 03-10-20

Excellent

Excellent book. It hit every emotion. I cried, laughed and then cried again. Loved it

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  • Shearyan60
  • 13-02-20

A beautiful story, a must read.

A beautiful story, that embraces both the pain of losing someone so important in your life, as well as the strength that helps you get through this, and the relationships that support you on your journey. The author makes no attempt to hide the imperfections of people who affect our lives, but gives us hope that we can survive nearly anything. The strength of family and connectedness makes our lives work, no matter how our family is formed. I strongly recommend this book, it's the kind that you can't wait to pick up where you left off, and where you feel sadness when it ends. Looking forward to reading more books by this author. The narrator is superb and a perfect fit for this story.

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  • Maria Valdez Haubrich
  • 31-10-19

Way sadder than I expected.

I will def read another by this author but the story was heartbreaking. Writing excellent.

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  • Grateful granddaughter
  • 15-10-19

Intriguing story

Loved this story!it kept me wanting to hear more throughout the whole book! The narrator did a great job.