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Summary

From the best-selling author of While My Eyes Were Closed comes a powerful, emotional novel about how far we can trust those closest to us. 

You can run from the past, but you can't always stop it catching up with you....

Alison is a marriage mender. Her job is to help couples who fear they have reached the end of the road. So when her husband's ex, Lydia, arrives on the doorstep demanding to see her son, Alison thinks she can handle it. But what Alison doesn't realise is that Lydia is the one person who has the ability to destroy their happy family. And sometimes the cracks run too deep to ever be repaired....

©2014 Linda Green (P)2021 Quercus Editions Limited

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Gimme more

Can’t get enough of Linda Green! I just wish she could write books quicker as this one was finished with in three days. Everything she writes I devour! Anyway this book didn’t disappoint. Really gripping, one of my faves.

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Half of story unnecessary

I am over halfway through listening to this book, but I really don't get why the 'consultation room' parts are necessary, it's just confusing with all the different people introduced and doesn't seem relevant at all. Maybe I am jumping the gun and it will all make sense in the end, if so I will re write my review, but at the moment, due to this I am barely clinging on to this book

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Real and thoroughly enjoyable

A very real book with rich depths and storyline. Loved it and didn’t want it to end.

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Excellent!

This is a really satisfying novel. The story is original, the characters well drawn and engaging and the narrator does an excellent job. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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Pass the bucket

Sorry not for me..no story at all really. Too predictable, boring and too cheesy for me.

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Oh my goodness what a journey

Sarah Durham - you are such an exception narrator and Linda Green absolutely gripping story. I cried and laughed and really really did not want this to end.

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Linda Green does it again!

This author never disappoints! Great characters, good storyline. I cried and laughed and thought the ending was most suitable.

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Boring characters

This started off okay but by halfway through I found the characters really dull. Emotional reactions were explained and justified without anyone ever actually reacting in a genuine way. The way all the crazy coincidences played out was predictable and boring. Everyone behaved well (or was immediately humbly apologetic and instantly transformed if they didn’t), everything was fair, everything worked out for everyone. It was altogether just too wishy washy for me.

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A bit boring

Disappointing read. I loved One Moment and While My Eyes were closed by this author but this one was so dull.

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Recommended

So audible recommended this one to me, and I’m so glad it did.
The story is about a family, with lots of twists and turns. Ali seems to have a handle on things, until the mother of her step son comes In To their lives again after being gone for 15 years.
I think that this book is like a reality show for so many, the relationship between son and father was unbreakable, until they were told that they weren’t actually father and son.

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Ridiculous Ending

That ridiculous unbelievable ending ruined the whole thing. Was a good story until the last hour ruined it